Game recaps, including the Ducks defeating the Kings at Dodger Stadium, the Rangers and Devils prepare for their game today at Yankee Stadium, plus the latest on Patrick Sharp, Mikael Samuelsson and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Jonas Hiller made 36 saves backstopping the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, handing the latter their fifth straight loss.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Praise to NHL ice guru Dan Craig, as the ice held up very well under game conditions in the warm California evening.
BOSTON HERALD: Jarome Iginla had a four-point performance (including two goals) as the Boston Bruins humiliated the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1.
STAR-TELEGRAM: Sergei Gonchar, Jamie Benn and Rich Peverley were the goalscorers and Kari Lehtonen made 24 stops as the Dallas Stars blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0.
TBO.COM: Rookie Tyler Johnson tallied his first career NHL hat trick as the Tampa Bay Lightning downed the Colorado Avalanche 5-2.
STLTODAY.COM: Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice, T.J. Oshie scored the game-tying goal and Kevin Shattenkirk got the winner as the St. Louis Blues beat the NY Islanders in a shootout 4-3. The Islanders appeared to win in overtime but a controversial review overturned Thomas Vanek’s goal.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: Joe Thornton scored twice (one of them in overtime) and Patrick Marleau also tallied as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-2.
BUFFALO NEWS: Ryan Miller made 36 saves and Christian Ehrhoff had a three-point performance as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2, snapping the latter’s eight-game winning streak.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The NY Rangers and New Jersey Devils held practices yesterday on the ice at Yankee Stadium preparing for their outdoor game there today.
CSNCHICAGO.COM: Blackhawks star Patrick Sharp is thriving in what coach Joel Quenneville calls his “best year”.
DETROIT NEWS: The Red Wings have placed Mikael Samuelsson on waivers and intend to demote him to the minors if unclaimed.