Game recaps, NHL stars of the week revealed, plus the latest on Dmitry Kulikov, Barret Jackman, Patrick Kaleta and more.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Kevin Klein scored the winning goal to lift the New York Rangers to a 6-5 win over the New York Islanders. The Rangers twice overcame two-goal deficits to get their first win of the season over the rivals.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Every game I’ve seen this season between the Rangers and Islanders was very entertaining. I’d love to see these long-time rivals face off in the postseason.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Third period goals by Jordan Nolan and Jeff Carter gave the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, extending the Kings winning streak to five games.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The win also puts the Kings within two points of the final wild-card playoff berth in the Western Conference.
THE DENVER POST: The Colorado Avalanche downed the Arizona Coyotes 5-2. The Avs also snapped an 0-for-32 scoreless power-play streak when Nick Holden tallied at 14:58 of the first period. Holden also scored the Avs last power-play goal back on Jan. 15 when the streak began.
NOTE: As always, games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner.”
NBC SPORTS: Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa, LA Kings forward Tyler Toffoli and Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne are the NHL stars of the week for week ending Feb. 15.
MIAMI HERALD: Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov received a four-game suspension for his recent low hit on Dallas Stars’ center Tyler Seguin, who is sidelined a month with a knee injury.
STLTODAY.COM: St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman will play his 780th game, surpassing Brian Sutter for second overall for most games by a Blues players. Bernie Federko holds the franchise record of 927 games.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta (undisclosed lower-body injury) will undergo surgery which will sidelined him four-to-six weeks.
TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins are struggling through a powerless power play, having gone scoreless in 15 attempts with the man advantage over seven games.