Game recaps, injury and waiver updates, and the latest on a possible NHL expansion team in Las Vegas.
THE TENNESSEAN: James Neal’s overtime goal lifted the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Predators at one point had a 2-0 lead but the Lightning rallied to tie the game and force the extra frame.
STLTODAY.COM: Goals by Alex Steen and Dmitrij Jaskin gave the St. Louis Blues a narrow 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Blues goalie Jake Allen made 25 saves for his fifth straight win. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock moves into a tie with Dick Irvin Sr. for fourth overall in NHL coaching victories with 692.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Jamie Benn scored twice and Kari Lehtonen made 41 saves as the Dallas Stars downed the Boston Bruins 5-3. Stars forward Antoine Roussel was given a game misconduct for crosschecking Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid in the face and could face supplemental discipline.
SUN-SENTINEL.COM: Jonathan Huberdeau collected three assists as the Florida Panthers thumped the Anaheim Ducks 6-2. Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo allowed a blooper-like goal in the third period when a bouncing puck eluded him, but he was able to joke about it later.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner.”
PHILLY.COM: Flyers goalie Steve Mason will miss two-three weeks following minor surgery on his right knee.
TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker will miss the next three months with a broken clavicle. Ryan Carter is expected to miss a month with an upper-body injury. Zucker is the Wild’s second-leading goal scorer with 18 on the season.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: The Carolina Hurricanes have placed defenseman Ryan Murphy (leg injury) on IR. He’s expected to miss four weeks.
TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed forward Mark Arcobello on waivers. Arcobello was claimed off waivers earlier this season from the Nashville Predators, who had acquired him in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers.
USA TODAY: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in Las Vegas touring an arena under construction on the Strip, but was careful to downplay the possibility of an NHL expansion team in the city.