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.
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.