Game recaps, updates on Mike Fisher, Tomas Tatar, Mikael Granlund, Dan Carcillo, Matt Carle and Mikkel Boedker, Bruins to host the 2016 Winter Classic and more.
NEWSDAY: Nikolay Kulemin scored twice and set up another as the New York Islanders thumped the fading Philadelphia Flyers 7-4.
STLTODAY.COM: Alex Steen and Jaden Schwartz enjoyed two-point performances as the St. Louis Blues downed the Colorado Avalanche 3-1.
NJ.COM: Mike Cammalleri’s 15th goal of the season was the game winner as the New Jersey Devils upset the San Jose Sharks 5-2.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: James Wisniewski tallied the game winner to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild. The Wild did get some good news, as sidelined center Mikael Granlund (wrist surgery) could return to action tonight against the Detroit Red Wings.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner.”
THE TENNESSEAN: After missing the first 21 games of the season to an Achilles tendon injury, Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher has tallied 18 points in 23 games.
MLIVE.COM: Tomas Tatar is well on his way to becoming the first Red Wings to score 30 goals since 2008-09.
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: Lightning defenseman Matt Carle requires surgery for torn adductor muscles and will miss six-to-eight weeks.
AZCENTRAL.COM: Arizona Coyotes leading scorer Mikkel Boedker is out week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
NBC SPORTS: Chicago Blackhawks forward Dan Carcillo received a six-game suspension for cross-checking Winnipeg’s Mathieu Perreault.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: The Boston Bruins will host the 2016 Winter Classic. They’ll face off against their long-time rival, the Montreal Canadiens.
USA TODAY: Bill Foley, the billionaire who hopes to bring an NHL franchise to Las Vegas, believes reaching 10,000 season-ticket sale is a necessary step toward achieving that goal.