Game recaps, plus the latest on Evgeni Malkin, Shea Weber, Scott Hartnell, Ryane Clowe, Jay Pandolfo and more.
NOTE: Game recaps involving Canadian NHL teams can be founded in “Canadian Corner”.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry scored in regulation and Jonas Hiller stoned Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews in a shootout to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, handing the ‘Hawks their third straight loss.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Johan Franzen scored the game-winner as the Detroit Red Wings held the New Jersey Devils to just 11 shots on route to a 3-1 victory. The Wings also learned Pavel Datsyuk (concussion) will return to action next Tuesday.
COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Curtis McElhinney made 20 saves for his first shutout in three years as the Blue Jackets blanked the Minnesota Wild 4-0.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: A four-goal effort in the third period – including tallies from Eric & Jordan Staal – carried the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.
TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Evgeni Malkin for the second straight game as they face off today against the Boston Bruins.
THE TENNESSEAN: Good news for the Nashville Predators, as captain Shea Weber (eye injury) could return to the lineup for Saturday’s game against Washington.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Weber will also return wearing a visor. He was fortunate not to suffer a more serious injury.
TBO.COM: Injuries are mounting for the Tampa Bay Lightning, as Victor Hedman and Keith Aulie increased their list of sidelined players to nine.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s starting to take a toll as the Bolts have won only four of their last ten games.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell will play his 900th career NHL game against Dallas on Saturday.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: Two concussions in eight months has New Jersey Devils forward Ryane Clowe concerned about his long-time health.
CSNNE.COM: Forward Jay Pandolfo has announced his retirement after 15 NHL seasons, including two Stanley Cup championships with the New Jersey Devils.