Game recaps, plus the latest on Shane Doan, Mikhail Grigorenko, the Kings and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Anaheim Ducks remain unbeaten in regulation this season on home ice, edging the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 to push their home ice record to 19-0-2. Goaltender Jonas Hiller pushed his club-record winning streak to fourteen games.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Ducks are the dominant team in the NHL right now. We can also forget about the trade speculation which dogged Hiller earlier this season.
TWINCITIES.COM: Darcy Kuemper recorded his first NHL shutout as the Minnesota Wild blanked the Nashville Predators 4-0.
NEW YORK POST: Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves backstopping the NY Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers have now won 8 of their last 11 games.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS: Kyle Okposo scored twice as the NY Islanders overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Dallas Stars 4-2, handing the Stars their sixth straight loss.
BUFFALO NEWS: Cody Hodgson scored in a shootout and Ryan Miller made 28 saves to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. Earlier in the day, Mikhail Grigorenko agreed to return to the Quebec Remparts after initially rejecting the demotion.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Grigorenko didn’t have much choice. He’s not eligible to be demoted to the minors and refusing to report to Quebec would’ve resulted in suspension without pay, meaning he wouldn’t be able to play anywhere for the rest of the season.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan isn’t pleased with his club’s recent performance, going 2-4 during a recent six-game home stand.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Kings will look to within for offensive help.