Game recaps, plus updates on Henrik Lundqvist, Steve Mason, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Frederik Andersen, Alex Martinez and more.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Marian Hossa scored twice (including the game winner) while Bryan Bickell tallied a goal and an assists to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
THE TENNESSEAN: Filip Forsberg scored the game-tying and game-winning goals to lift the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers.
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: Brian Boyle scored twice and Valtteri Filppula had two assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning rolled to a 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks, who lost starting goalie Frederik Andersen after his net was dislodged in the third period and struck the back of his neck.
CSNPHILLY.COM: The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 3-1, but the victory was a costly one as starting goalie Steve Mason was forced from the game with a leg injury. Flyers GM Ron Hextall said it was unlikely Mason will return to the lineup this week.
NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders ran up a 3-0 lead on the Buffalo Sabres and hung on to win the game 3-2. Earlier in the day, the Isles placed winger Michael Grabner (upper body injury) on injured reserve.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Ales Hemsky’s overtime goal gave the Dallas Stars a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.
NOTE: All games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
NEW YORK POST: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, sidelined by a vascular injury after being struck in the throat by a puck over a week ago, said he risked suffering a stroke had he continued playing with the injury. Lundqvist is expected to be out of the lineup for at least another three weeks.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: The Sharks have placed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
MLIVE.COM: Among five things to watch for the Detroit Red Wings this week: the return of starting goalie Jimmy Howard, who’s been out a month with a slight groin tear.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kings defenseman Alex Martinez is listed as day-to-day with concussion symptoms.