Coyotes down the Hurricanes, Kings shut out the Panthers, plus the latest on Brad Richards, Brad Marchand, Matt Moulson, Bryan Bickell, Tomas Hertl, Rob Scuderi and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Justin Williams got his 500th career point, Dan Carcillo scored his first goal as a King and Ben Scrivens made 20 saves for the shutout as the Kings blanked the Florida Panthers 3-0.
NEW YORK POST: Despite the Rangers poor start, Brad Richards has regained his scoring touch.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Richards improvement has been among the few bright spots in an otherwise miserable start for the Rangers.
BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins winger Brad Marchand is off to a struggling start this season.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: So is Blackhawks forward and last spring’s playoff hero Bryan Bickell.
NEWSDAY: Following the birth of his son, Matt Moulson’s family encouraged him to to rejoin the Islanders for Friday’s game against Chicago.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Now that’s what I call a hockey family!
MERCURYNEWS: San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl is expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against St. Louis. Hertl left Saturday’s game against Ottawa following a collision with Senators forward Clarke MacArthur.
POST-GAZETTE: Rob Scuderi has been a significant contributor to the Penguins defense.
DENVER POST: Despite a 5-0 start, the Colorado Avalanche are far from perfect, ranking 26th in the league in shots-against, 17th in faceoff wins and 14th in PIMs.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The defensive game remains an issue which must be addressed as the season progresses.