Game recaps, an update on Josh Harding, the effect of the declining Canadian dollar upon NHL revenue and more.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik shut down Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin as the Penguins blanked the Capitals 2-0.
COLUMBUS DISPATCH: The Columbus Blue Jackets tallied three unanswered third period goals to down the Detroit Red Wings 4-1. Jackets forward Blake Comeau could face a suspension for boarding Wings defenseman Brendan Smith.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: One day after Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench from a cardiac event, Jamie Benn scored in overtime to lift the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: Jaromir Jagr potted the game winner to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Goals by Mike Ribeiro, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Radim Vrbata lifted the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Cam Ward made 24 saves backstopping the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers.
THE TENNESSEAN: Shea Weber had a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators dumped the Buffalo Sabres 4-1.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
STARTRIBUNE.COM: Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding (multiple sclerosis) has returned to the ice but is still a long way from returning to action.
TSN.CA: Recommendations for minor tweaks to existing NHL rules are expected to be the outcome of the latest NHL GM meetings.
RDS.CA: NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly acknowledged the recent slide in the value of the Canadian dollar will affect NHL revenue and the salary cap, but doesn’t expect it to be significant.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Daly suggested next season’s cap could be $1-$2 million lower than originally projected. Kings GM Dean Lombardi last week claimed it could be set at $68 million, $3.1 million lower than the original projection of $71.1 million.
NBC SPORTS: Missing Saginaw Spirit player Terry Trafford’s body was found yesterday in Michigan. He was only 20 years old.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: My condolences to Trafford’s family, friends and teammates.