Game recaps, including the latest on Zdeno Chara, Shea Weber, Henrik Lundqvist, Jimmy Howard, and Sheldon Souray, plus NHL veteran Steve Begin retires.
LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS: Trevor Lewis scored twice (his first two goals of the season) and Jonathan Quick made 28 saves as the LA Kings downed the St. Louis Blues 4-1.
BOSTON HERALD: Milan Lucic’s power-play goal proved to be the game-winner as the Boston Bruins defeated the Dallas Stars 4-2. In other Bruins news, captain Zdeno Chara will miss his club’s final two games before the Olympic break to carry the Slovakian flag in the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Games.
DENVER POST: Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves backstopping the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils, lifting the Avs to 30 wins on the season. Matt Duchene and Ryan O’Reilly scored for the Avalanche.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Mats Zuccarello scored the game’s only goal and Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 38 shots as the NY Rangers nipped the Detroit Red Wings 1-0. The loss spoiled a terrific effort by Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, who made 4y saves.
THE TENNESSEAN: Roman Josi’s goal in the seventh round of a shootout lifted the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Shea Weber starred for the Predators, scoring a goal and setting up two others.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: Rookie goalie Alex Stalock earned his first-ever NHL shutout helping the San Jose Sharks blank the Florida Panthers 3-0.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Frans Nielsen’s shootout goal lifted the NY Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
SPORTSNET: Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray will undergo season-ending wrist surgery.
NBC SPORTS: NHL veteran Steve Begin has announced his retirement after over 500 regular season games over 16 NHL seasons with the Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators.