Rangers defeat the Flyers, plus the latest on Steven Stamkos, Henrik Zetterberg, Martin Brodeur, Roman Josi and more.

Ryan McDonagh (L) celebrates his goal against the Flyers.

Ryan McDonagh (L) celebrates his goal against the Flyers.

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.

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