Recaps of the Ducks-Kings and Predators-Stars games, Ryane Clowe is suspended, updates on Rick Nash, Alexander Semin, and Gabriel Landeskog, NHL’s proposed realignment and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES/ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Goaltender Viktor Fasth suffered his first NHL loss as his Anaheim Ducks fell 5-2 to the Los Angeles Kings. Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter and Dustin Penner were among the Kings goalscorers, while Anze Kopitar collected three assists. Andrew Cogliano and Saku Koivu tallied for the Ducks.
THE TENNESSEAN/DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Roman Josi had a four-point night, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Nashville Predators edged the Dallas Stars 5-4. Michael Ryder had threes assists for the Stars in a losing cause.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The Rangers continued silence on Rick Nash’s injury status gives rise to speculation he’s suffered a concussion.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If it were anything other than a concussion, one would think the Rangers would be more forthcoming about his status.
WASHINGTON POST: Capitals forward Troy Brouwer had some choice words for ex-teammate Alexander Semin, who faces off against his former club tonight with the Carolina Hurricanes.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Semin may have worn out his welcome in Washington, but they’re loving him so far in Carolina, where he’s among the Hurricanes leading scorers.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Ryane Clowe two games for leaving the bench during a legal line change to start an altercation with Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks last Friday.
DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog will face off against Brad Stuart and the San Jose Sharks for the first time since suffering a concussion a month ago from a check by Stuart.
MIAMI HERALD: The Florida Panthers losing record can be traced to their woeful power-play.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Bruce Dowbiggin lists his winners and losers of the NHL’s proposed divisional realignment.
NJ.COM: After six years of acrimony, the New Jersey Devils and the city of Newark have finally reached an agreement on the Prudential Center.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: The Phoenix Coyotes yesterday announced the re-signing of defenseman David Schlemko to a two-year deal worth an average annual salary of $1.1875 million.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS: yesterday announced the signing of defenseman Mark Eaton to a one-year, $725K contract.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: The Red Wings yesterday announced the signing of defenseman Brian Lashoff to a three-year deal.