Game recaps from a busy Saturday in the NHL, an update on Pavel Datsyuk, the Lightning struggle without Steven Stamkos and more.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Dustin Penner scored twice as the Anaheim Ducks doubled up the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2, handing the latter their first regulation loss at home this season.

Jamie McGinn celebrates his overtime goal against the Kings.

Jamie McGinn celebrates his overtime goal against the Kings.

DENVER POST: Jamie McGinn scored the game’s only goal as the Colorado Avalanche blanked the LA Kings 1-0. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy continues to be a big hit with his players.

STLTODAY.COM: Six different Blues scored (including David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko) in their 6-1 victory over the Dallas Stars to extend their record to 8-1-1 in their last ten games.

BOSTON HERALD: David Krejci’s overtime tally lifted the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the struggling Carolina Hurricanes.

MERCURYNEWS: The San Jose Sharks extended their home record to 7-1-2 with a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Ryan McDonagh potted the game winner and backup Cam Talbot collected his second straight shutout with a 2-0 blanking of the Nashville Predators.

PHILLY.COM: The Philadelphia Flyers extended their points streak to seven (6-0-1) by downing the New York Islanders 5-2.

NOTE: Recaps of games involving Canadian NHL teams will appear in “Canadian Corner”.

MLIVE.COM: Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk will skip Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres after being elbowed in the head by Ottawa’s Jared Cowen. It’s feared Datsyuk suffered a concussion. No penalty was called but the video could be reviewed by the league.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The last thing the struggling Wings need is to lose their best player to concussion. 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa returned to Chicago for personal reasons.

TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper was on his way back to the minors when he was recalled following a fluke injury to Josh Harding during a pre-game warmup.

TBO.COM: The absence of Steven Stamkos hit home to the Tampa Bay Lightning during their recent four-game road trip.

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