Rangers defeat the Flyers, plus the latest on Steven Stamkos, Henrik Zetterberg, Martin Brodeur, Roman Josi and more.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Ryan McDonagh’s second period goal proved the game winner as the NY Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1.
NOTE: Game involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Injuries and fatigue have played roles in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ recent struggles.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Penguins currently lead the league in man-games lost to injury with 439. It was bound to take its toll.
TAMPABAY.COM: After going pointless in his first three games back from a broken leg, Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos has seven goals and 10 points in his last 7 games.
MLIVE.COM: If the Detroit Red Wings makes the playoffs, captain Henrik Zetterberg (back surgery) hopes to return for the postseason.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is watching the standings and believes his club can reach the postseason.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: A revitalized Duncan Keith has nine points in his last 10 games.
THE TENNESSEAN: Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi is quietly piling up points.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Josi is on my list of this season’s most underrated players.
TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (abdominal) and winger Jason Zucker (left quadriceps) have undergone season-ending surgeries.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: San Jose Sharks forward Adam Burish will undergo surgery to repair a finger damaged after blocking a shot during a recent game against the Oilers.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: With Phoenix Coyotes starter Mike Smith sidelined, backup Thomas Greiss has a chance to prove himself in the role.