Game recaps plus the latest on Andrej Meszaros, Martin Hanzal, Kyle Clifford, Brandon Dubinsky and more.
STAR-TELEGRAM.COM: Matt Moulson scored twice in his debut with the Buffalo Sabres, but it wasn’t enough to prevent his new club from falling to the Dallas Stars 4-3. Former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, now head coach of the Stars, received a standing ovation from Sabres fans. Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, meanwhile, has decided against taking his appeal of his ten-game suspension to an independent arbitrator.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: The Blackhawks scored four unanswered goals to steamroll the Minnesota Wild 5-1.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Rookie Jayson Megna scored his first NHL points (1 goal, 1 assist) as the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby collected his 20th point of the season. Earlier in the day, the Penguins learned defenseman Rob Scuderi will require ankle surgery and is out indefinitely.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
TBO.COM: The Tampa Bay Lightning are quietly off to an 8-3 start to this season.
PHILLY.COM: After spending several games as a healthy scratch, Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros returns to the lineup in Tuesday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Call-ups Frederik Andersen, Patrick Maroon, Peter Holland and Devante Smith-Pelley are coming through for the battered Ducks.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Phoenix Coyotes center Martin Hanzal was suspended two games for his hit on Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry.
NHL.COM: The NHL has fined LA Kings forward Kyle Clifford over $2,700.00 for kneeing Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky won’t face supplemental discipline for his hit on Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu.