Game recaps plus updates on Martin St. Louis, Matt Dumba, the upcoming NHL general managers meetings and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Anaheim Ducks overcame a 2-0 deficit by scoring four unanswered third-period goals to down the Nashville Predators 4-2. Kyle Palmieri and Nate Thompson scored the game-tying and winning goals within 35 seconds of each other. Ryan Getzlaf and Cam Fowler also tallied for the Ducks.
THE DETROIT NEWS: A day after suffering a humiliating 7-2 loss to Philadelphia, the Detroit Red Wings rebounded with a 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Marek Zidlicky had a goal and two assists, rookie Teemu Pulkkinen scored twice and Petr Mrazek made 42 saves. The Penguins also lost winger Patric Hornqvist with an unspecified injury.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Cam Talbot made 38 saves as the New York Rangers edged the Florida Panthers 2-1. James Sheppard and Matt Hunwick scored for the Blueshirts. Martin St. Louis left the game with an apparent knee injury but Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said it doesn’t seem to be serious.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made 32 saves on route to his eighth shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins, snapping the latter’s five-game winning streak. Holtby is now one shutout away from tying the franchise record of nine.
STLTODAY.COM: Jake Allen made 28 saves while T.J. Oshie, Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen scored to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Brad Malone scored the winner as the Carolina Hurricanes snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner.”
NATIONAL POST: Goaltender interference, emergency goalies and 3-on-3 overtime are the prime topics for discussion in today’s annual meeting of NHL general managers in Boca Raton, Florida.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Attention to defensive details have enable the Blackhawks to go 6-1-1 since losing superstar winger Patrick Kane to a broken clavicle.
TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba is garnering recognition for his powerful shot.
NJ.COM: Forward Jacob Josefson, who once found himself in the doghouse of former Devils coach Peter DeBoer, has taken on a regular role under current coaches Adam Oates and Scott Stevens.