Game recaps, plus updates on David Krejci, Henrik Zetterberg and Nikita Zadorov, plus the latest on the Blackhawks, Flyers, Sharks and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Three third-period goals set the stage for the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings, who were without captain Henrik Zetterberg, sidelined by a head injury. Zetterberg reportedly doesn’t feel 100 percent after being punched in the head during a game against the Dallas Stars. Ducks goalie John Gibson made 35 saves in regulation and overtime, while Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg scored in the shootout.
NJ.COM: Cory Schneider made 38 saves for his third shutout this season, backstopping the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Scott Gomez’s goal moved him into fifth on the Devils all-time points list with 473.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins center David Krejci is out four-to-six weeks with a partial MCL tear in his left knee.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That could be a serious setback to the Bruins efforts to hang onto a wild-card berth. I’ll have more on their possible moves in the “Rumors” section.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Blackhawks are struggling to regain their confidence after dropping four straight games.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: The Sharks face the prospect of missing the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The last time the Sharks missed the playoffs was 2002-03. It would also mark only the sixth time in franchise history they finish outside the postseason picture.
PHILLY.COM: Flyers goaltender Ray Emery suffered an undisclosed lower-body injury during practice on Monday forcing the club to call up Anthony Stolarz from the AHL’s Phantoms.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: With Emery and Steve Mason (knee surgery) sidelined, the Flyers will be relying on minor leaguers Stolarz and Rob Zepp to carry the goaltending burden as they battle for a playoff berth.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres forward Nikita Zadorov apologized for oversleeping and missing a morning meeting, but he could still lose some playing time as a result.
THE GLOBE & MAIL: The NHL’s foray into advanced stats isn’t off to a good start.
NBC SPORTS: The drive for season tickets in Las Vegas has reached almost 7,000. The goal is 10,000.