Game recaps plus the latest on Jonathan Toews, Ryan Miller, John Tavares, Kari Lehtonen, Ryan McDonagh, Josh Harding, Olli Maatta and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Two third period goals within forty second by Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar sealing a 4-0 win for the Los Angeles Kings over the Phoenix Coyotes. The victory also clinched a playoff berth for the Kings.
DETROIT NEWS: Goals by Tomas Jurco and Gustav Nyquist rallied the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in Canadian Corner. The Coyotes remain tied with the Dallas Stars at 85 points, but the Stars hold the final playoff berth in the Western Conference and have two games in hand. The Wings, holding the first of the two wild card berths in the East, now have a three-point lead over the Columbus Blue Jackets and a four-point gap over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (left arm injury) will miss the remainder of the regular season but should return for the opening round of the playoffs.
STLTODAY.COM: Ryan Miller will not get the start when the St. Louis Blues face off tonight against Miller’s former team, the Buffalo Sabres.
NEWSDAY: John Tavares is finding it difficult to be sitting out as he rehabs his injured knee.
NEW YORK POST: Ryan McDonagh escaped serious injury to his left shoulder during the Rangers 3-1 win Tuesday over the Vancouver Canucks
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen has adjusted his approach to the game following a concussion injury.
TWINCITES.COM: Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding (multiple sclerosis) is skating with his teammates but there’s no timetable for his return. Center Mikael Granlund is out indefinitely with an upper body injury.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Penguins rookie defenseman Olli Maatta could become a candidate for the Calder Trophy.
TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka has been sidelined with a concussion after being elbowed in the head by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray.