Game recaps plus updates on Marian Gaborik, Kris Versteeg, Dennis Seidenberg and Chris Porter.
WASHINGTON POST: Nicklas Backstrom capped the Capitals comeback in a shootout as they rallied to edge the Detroit Red Wings 4-3. The Capitals are now 6-1-1 in their last eight games, while the Red Wings winless skid at home has stretched to seven games.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: The Pittsburgh Penguins ended a three-game losing skid with a 4-1 win over the struggling Nashville Predators.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Chris Terry’s shootout goal lifted the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Ben Scrivens (filling in for a sidelined Jonathan Quick) picked up his fourth career shutout as the Kings blanked the New Jersey Devils 2-0. Quick suffered a groin strain earlier in the week and could miss up to four weeks.
TWINCITIES.COM: Charlie Coyle potted the game winner as the Minnesota Wild nipped the Florida Panthers 3-2 for their ninth win of the season.
NOTE: Recaps of games involving Canadian NHL teams can be found in “Canadian Corner”.
NBC SPORTS: Columbus Blue Jackets winger Marian Gaborik is out four-six weeks with a sprained knee.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Kris Versteeg is excited about returning with the Chicago Blackhawks. Versteeg was dealt to the ‘Hawks on Thursday night by the Florida Panthers.
DENVER POST: A humbled Colorado Avalanche team hopes to retain their winning ways after dropping two straight games for the first time this season.
BOSTON HERALD: Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg could face suspension for a late hit against Ottawa’s Bobby Ryan.
STLTODAY.COM: The Blues have placed veteran Chris Porter on waivers.