Game recaps, plus updates on Marian Hossa, Rick Nash, Vladimir Tarasenko, Charlie Coyle and more.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Marian Hossa had a three-point performance in his return from injury to help the Chicago Blackhawks snap a two-game losing skid by downing the Detroit Red Wings 4-1.
PHILLY.COM: Wayne Simmonds scored twice and collected an assist to help the Philadelphia Flyers edge the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to sweep the weekend series.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: Logan Couture did the splits to score the only goal and Antti Niemi made 41 saves as the San Jose Sharks shut out the New York Rangers 1-0.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
NEW YORK POST: Rick Nash and recently-acquired Martin St. Louis are struggling to score for the Rangers.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: There’s still plenty of time for both to regain their scoring touch, but with only four wins in their last ten games, the Rangers are in danger of sliding out of playoff contention. They’ll need Nash and St. Louis to start cashing in soon.
STLTODAY: St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko will miss six weeks as he undergoes surgery for a right hand injury.
TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild forward and Massachusetts native Charlie Coyle will make his Boston homecoming when the Wild face off today against the Bruins.
NJ.COM: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello and the players credit coach Pete DeBoer for keeping the Devils in the playoff chase.
COLUMBUS DISPATCH: The Blue Jackets-Dallas Stars game which was postponed last week due to Rich Peverley’s collapse will be replayed on April 9.