Recaps of Saturday’s games involving American NHL teams, plus the latest on Marian Hossa, Jamie Benn, and Brad Richards.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC/ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Mike Smith allowed four goals in regulation but was perfect in overtime and the shootout as the Phoenix Coyotes edged the Anaheim Ducks 5-4. Lauri Korpikoski scored twice for the Coyotes, while Andrew Cogliano potted a hat trick for the Ducks.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM/MIAMI HERALD: Jiri Tlusty scored his tenth of the season and Alexander Semin collected three assists as the Carolina Hurricanes crushed the Florida Panthers 6-2. It was a tough loss for the Panthers, with Jose Theodore, Dmitry Kulikov and Scottie Upshall all sidelined by injuries during the game.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa will play his 1,000th NHL game when his club faces off today against the Detroit Red Wings.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Brad Richards is seeing an improvement in his play skating with Rick Nash and Carl Hagelin.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: The NHL has fined Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn $10,000 for a cross-check on Ryan Jones of the Edmonton Oilers during a game last Thursday.