Recaps of Tuesday’s games featuring American NHL teams, plus the latest on Corey Perry, Ilya Bryzgalov and Martin Brodeur.


Corey Perry (R) could face a suspension for this hit on the Wild's Jason Zucker.

Corey Perry (R) could face a suspension for this hit on the Wild’s Jason Zucker.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/STARTRIBUNE.COM: Luca Sbisa’s third period goal was the winner as the Anaheim Ducks edged the Minnesota Wild 2-1, but all the talk was about Corey Perry’s blindside hit on Jason Zucker of the Wild.  Perry could be facing a suspension.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/BOSTON GLOBE: The Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the final six minutes and 18 seconds of the third period to edge the Boston Bruins 3-2.

ARIZONA REPUBLIC/LOS ANGELES TIMES: Mikkel Boedker scored twice as the Phoenix Coyotes downed the Los Angeles Kings 5-2.

THE TENNESSEAN/DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Rich Clune, Nick Spaling, Shea Weber and Gabriel Bourque did the goal-scoring as the Nashville Predators blanked the Dallas Stars 4-0.

NEWSOBSERVER/WASHINGTON POST: Justin Peters made 26 saves backstopping the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-0 victory over the Washington Capitals.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Two teams heading in different directions in the Southeast.  Despite losing starting goalie Cam Ward to a knee injury, the Hurricanes have played well, while the Capitals continue to flounder, running out of time to gain ground in the division and conference standings. 

STLTODAY.COM/MERCURYNEWS.COM: Chris Stewart scored twice and Jake Allen made 39 saves as the St. Louis Blues doubled up the San Jose Sharks 4-2.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Allen keeps playing like that, he can start apartment hunting in St. Louis, and Brian Elliott can forget about playing another game this season.

BUFFALO NEWS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Jhonas Enroth, filling in for a sidelined Ryan Miller (sinus infection), made 32 saves as the Buffalo Sabres downed the NY Rangers 3-1. The loss sparked a post-game tirade from Rangers coach John Tortorella, who said his team “sucked at a time that you can’t suck”.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Colorful language from Tortorella, and an accurate assessment of his club’s performance.

TAMPA TRIBUNE/MIAMI HERALD:  The Florida Panthers dominated the Tampa Bay Lightning, out-shooting them 39-13, but still lost 3-2.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s been that kind of season for the Panthers. Even in the rare occasion they out-play an opponent, they lose.

PHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov believes his club’s upcoming home-and-home series against the New Jersey Devils are crucial toward saving their season. If the Flyers lose both games, Bryzgalov thinks their season is done.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Bryzgalov gets grief for his outspokenness, but in this instance, I believe he’s correct. 

NEW YORK POST: New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur skated in practice Tuesday for the first time since hurting his back on February 24, but has no timetable yet for his return.