The Chicago Blackhawks points streak is ended, plus the latest on Martin St. Louis, Chris Kunitiz, Derek Dorsett, the Hurricanes attendance and more.
DENVER POST/CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Colorado Avalanche ended the Chicago Blackhawks season-opening points steak at 24 games with a 6-2 victory Friday night. Matt Duchene had a four point night (1 goal, 3 assists) while Paul Stastny and Ryan O’Reilly each had a goal and an assist in the Avs win.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: All good things eventually come to an end, and the Blackhawks couldn’t keep this pace up forever. Still, it was an impressive run while it lasted, and it was a strong effort by the Avalanche which finally ended it.
TAMPA TRIBUNE: Long-time Lightning star Martin St. Louis is concerned time is running out for his club to secure a playoff berth.
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW: That scoring winger the Penguins had sought for Sidney Crosby? Turns out they had him all along in Chris Kunitz.
COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Heart-and-soul Blue Jackets forward Derek Dorsett has been placed on IR (broken collarbone).
BUFFALO NEWS: New Sabres head coach Ron Rolson is starting to feel more comfortable in his role. The Sabres are 3-3-2 since he took over as head coach.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: The lockout didn’t hurt the Carolina Hurricanes’ attendance. They’re currently averaging over 17, 971 fans per game, good for 15th overall.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: A recent poll found two-thirds of Canadians – fans as well as general public – believe fighting should be banned in professional hockey.