Game recaps, including the latest on Patrik Elias, John Tavares, Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis, Tomas Hertl, Antti Raanta, Shawn Thornton and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Five goals in less than 12 minutes lifted the Anaheim Ducks to a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Ryan Getzlaf led the way with a goal and two assists. It was the Ducks 11th win in their last twelve games.
STLTODAY.COM: T.J. Oshie and Jaden Schwarz scored in the second period as the Blues ground out a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild, handing the Wild their sixth straight loss.
NJ.COM: The New Jersey Devils edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 but the win came at a cost, losing Patrik Elias to an upper body injury.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: John Tavares and Frans Nielsen each scored twice as the New York Islanders rallied to upset the Boston Bruins 5-3.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Erik Cole scored twice as the Dallas Stars edged the Los Angeles Kings 3-2.
DENVER POST: Despite being outshot 38-23, the Colorado Avalanche downed the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Brad Richards’ shootout goal lifted the New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
TBO.COM: Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis has risen to the occasion this season.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl underwent successful knee surgery.
CSNCHICAGO.COM: Should the Blackhawks keep Antti Raanta as their backup when Corey Crawford returns from injury or demote him to the minors?
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Unless he spends the rest of the season nailed to the bench, I say keep him.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: The Phoenix Coyotes are on the verge of terminating their contract with Gilbert Brule, who has refused to report to their minor league affiliate.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Brule’s playing career could be over if the Coyotes terminate his contract. A sad end for what was once thought a promising career for the sixth overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has decided not to seek a further appeal of his 15-game suspension.