Game recaps, plus the latest on James Neal, Jeff Skinner, Martin Erat and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: A six-goal second period outburst was all the Anaheim Ducks needed to snap their four-game losing skid, downing the Colorado Avalanche 6-4. Kyle Palmieri led the ways for the Ducks with two goals.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: Antti Niemi made 35 saves as the San Jose Sharks held off the New York Islanders with a 4-3 victory.
MIAMI HERALD: Third period goals by Brad Boyes and Scottie Upshall lifted the Florida Panthers to a 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.
THE TENNESSEAN: Pekka Rinne made 31 saves to backstop the Nashville Predators to their third straight road win in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Injuries continue to plague the Pittsburgh Penguins, as winger James Neal is out indefinitely with a concussion.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Penguins lead the league in man-games lost to injury. It’s amazing they’re still among the NHL’s top teams.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Jeff Skinner set a Carolina Hurricanes record with 13 shots on goal in a single game. He set the record in Thursday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Phoenix Coyotes winger Martin Erat will miss at least a week with a head injury.
DENVER POST: The Colorado Avalanche re-sign forward John Mitchell to a three-year, $5.4 million contract and confirmed the re-signing of goalie Reto Berra to a three-year, $4.35 million deal.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: The NHL draft combine could be held in Buffalo.
TAMPA TRIBUNE: Where are the members of the Lightning’s 2004 Stanley Cup championship team today?