Game recaps, NHL stars of the week, updates on Roberto Luongo, Kyle Okposo and more.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: Antti Niemi made 39 saves in regulation and overtime while Tommy Wingels scored the winning goal as the San Jose Sharks edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in a shootout.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The win moves the Sharks within three points of Calgary for third in the Pacific Division and only one point behind the LA Kings.
THE TENNESSEAN: The Nashville Predators snapped a six-game losing skid with a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. James Neal tallied the winning goal in overtime.
Note: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner.”
NHL.COM: Calgary’s Jiri Hudler, Colorado’s Semyon Varlamov and the NY Rangers’ Cam Talbot are your NHL stars of the week.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: The Blackhawks are finding power-play goals tough to come by without Patrick Kane.
MIAMI HERALD: Florida Panthers starting goalie Roberto Luongo (shoulder injury) hopes to return to action on Thursday.
NEWSDAY: NY Islanders winger Kyle Okposo (detached retina) could return to the lineup for tonight’s game against the Rangers.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: One year later, Rich Peverley’s collapse on the bench during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets remains a vivid memory for his teammates.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Peverley, who suffers from atrial fibrillation, might never play professional hockey again. He’s currently serving as a volunteer coach with the Stars’ AHL affiliate.
THE DENVER POST: The Colorado Avalanche have recalled goaltender Calvin Pickard, who could play tonight against the LA Kings.
PHILLY.COM: Flyers head coach Craig Berube could suffer the consequences if the club misses the playoffs.
LAS VEGAS SUN: The group trying to bring an NHL franchise to Las Vegas has so far secure 8,000 deposits for season tickets. Their goal is to reach 10,000 deposits.