Game recaps, plus updates on Mikko Koivu, Cam Ward, Tim Jackman, Kevan Miller and more. 

Game recaps.

NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders downed the Nashville Predators 5-2, snapping the Predators six-game winning streak. Nick Leddy had a three-point game while John Tavares, Johnny Boychuk and Michael Grabner each collected two points. It was costly win, as Mikhail Grabovski left the game with an upper-body injury.

Brandon Dubinsky and Sidney Crosby fight during the Blue Jackets-Penguins game.

Brandon Dubinsky and Sidney Crosby fight during the Blue Jackets-Penguins game.

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Brandon Dubinsky fought with Sidney Crosby and scoring the winning goal as the Columbus Blue Jackets edged the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: Antti Niemi made 37 saves backstopping the San Jose Sharks to a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars. Andrew Desjardins scored twice while Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl each collected two points.

THE BUFFALO NEWS: Brian Flynn’s shootout goal lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Notable headlines.

TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu has tallied 14 points during his club’s 15-game resurgence.

NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward is approaching 500 career NHL games.

NHL.COM: The Anaheim Ducks re-sign forward Tim Jackman to a one-year contract.

BOSTON HERALD: Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (right shoulder) was placed on injured reserve.

NJ.COM: The New Jersey Devils won’t be naming a head coach this season.

SPORTSNET: Corsi and Fenwick stats will have different names on the NHL’s official stats site.