Recaps of Monday’s games featuring American NHL teams plus the latest on Chris Stewart, Patrick Kane, Alexander Ovechkin, David Krejci & more.
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/MERCURYNEWS.COM: The Anaheim Ducks picked up their franchise record 12th consecutive home win by downing the San Jose Sharks 5-3. Francois Beauchemin (2 goals), Ryan Getzlaf (1 G, 1A) and Emerson Etem (1G, 1A) had two-point performances.
LOS ANGELES TIMES/ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Rookie Tyler Toffoli scored his first NHL goal and collected an assist, while Jonathan Quick made 27 saves as the Los Angeles King shut out the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0.
TAMPA BAY TIMES/PHILLY.COM: Teddy Purcell snapped a 2-2 tie and Steven Stamkos potted an empty-netter as the Tampa Bay Lightning doubled up the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2. It was a costly win, as the Lightning lost defenseman Victor Hedman and winger Ryan Malone to injuries.
NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart was last week’s NHL star of the week. Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky were second and third stars respectively.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Stewart’s name popped up in last week’s trade rumor mill. Some will say this honor boosts his trade value. I say it’s another reason why the Blues won’t trade him by the deadline.
WASHINGTON POST: Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin is working with coach Adam Oates toward revamping his game.
BOSTON HERALD: Bruins center David Krejci is day-to-day after being hit on the leg by a Johnny Boychuk shot during Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh.
MIAMI HERALD: The Florida Panthers suffered another hit, as defenseman Ed Jovanovski is sidelined indefinitely by a lower-body injury.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Jovanovski joins Stephen Weiss, Jose Theodore, Kris Versteeg, George Parros, Dmitry Kulikov, Scottie Upshall, Mike Weaver, Sean Bergenheim and Michael Caruso on the Panthers ever-growing injury list.
TSN.CA: Former Montreal Canadiens executive Frank Selke Jr. has passed away at the age of 83.