Game recaps, plus the latest on Patrik Elias, Alex Tanguay, Erik Cole, Chad Johnson and more.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Alexander Ovechkin scored twice to lead the Washington Capitals to a physical 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Andrew Cogliano scored two goals and Frederik Andersen made 29 saves as the Anaheim Ducks downed the Arizona Coyotes 4-1.
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves for his first NHL shutout carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Cody Eakins overtime goal lifted the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders, snapping a six-game losing skid and winning their first home game in nine tries.
NJ.COM: Cory Schneider made 33 saves as the New Jersey Devils upset the Nashville Predators 3-1. Devils forward Patrik Elias said he was never approached by management asking him to waive his no-trade clause prior to the recent NHL trade deadline.
Note: Game involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner.”
THE DENVER POST: The Colorado Avalanche will honor forward Alex Tanguay for his 1,000th NHL game.
THE DETROIT NEWS: Former Dallas Stars forward and new Red Wing Erik Cole delivered an apology to sidelined Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg from Stars captain Jamie Benn for punching Zetterberg in the head during a recent game.
NEW YORK POST: The Rangers acquisition of James Sheppard is bad news for Tanner Glass.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: New Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson wasn’t pleased with his treatment by TSN during a phone interview soon after he was traded to the Sabres from the New York Islanders. Johnson called the interview “disrespectful” after being bombarded by questions about the Sabres’ supposedly tanking the season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: From the embarrassment of their llama stunt to accidentally airing a disgusting tweet from a Leafs fan alleging infidelity between Joffrey Lupul and Dion Phaneuf’s wife to this awkward interview with Johnson, this year’s trade deadline was memorable for all the wrong reasons for TSN.