Game recaps plaus updates on Kris Letang, Jakub Voracek, Jarome Iginla, Rene Bourque, Jason Zucker and Al Arbour.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: David Pastrnak’s overtime goal gave the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, widening the Bruins lead over the Ottawa Senators and keeping them ahead of the Florida Panthers for the final wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference.
NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders overcame a 2-0 deficit to down the slumping Detroit Red Wings 5-4, chasing Wings goalie Petr Mrazek from the net after he gave up four goals on 11 shots. John Tavares had three assists for the Isles while Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar each had two points for the Wings.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Jason Chimera and Alexander Ovechkin each scored twice to give the Washington Capitals a 5-2 victory over the now-slumping New York Rangers. Ovechkin is now one goal shy of his 50th of the season.
TRIBLIVE.COM: David Perron and Sidney Crosby scored in a shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks. The Penguins also learned defenseman Kris Letang has left the hospital after being held overnight Saturday for observation and is listed as day-to-day with a concussion.
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: John Gibson made 26 saves to carry the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Note: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner.”
PHILLY.COM: Flyers winger Jakub Voracek continues to chase Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby for the NHL scoring lead. Crosby currently has 79 points, Islanders center John Tavares has 77 and Voracek 76.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Voracek wins the scoring title he’ll become the first player from a non-playoff club to do so since Martin St. Louis in 2013, and only the second to do so since Jarome Iginla in 2001-02. Speaking of Iginla…
THE DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche winger Jarome Iginla is moving up the NHL’s list of all-time scorers. He currently has 1,222 points.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Blue Jackets forward Rene Bourque will miss the remainder of this season to a stress fracture in his back.
STARTRIBUNE.COM: Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker (broken clavicle) is itching to return to action but is still awaiting medical clearance.
STLTODAY.COM: NHL Hall of Fame coach and former St. Louis Blues captain Al Arbour is receiving treatment for Parkinson’s disease and dementia at his home in Sarasota, Fl.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The prognosis is grim for Arbour. Here’s wishing him the best in his fight against these diseases.