Game recaps plus the latest on the Stars goaltending, Braydon Coburn, Francois Beauchemin, Cody Franson and more.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Cam Talbot made 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season while Derick Brassard scored the game’s only goal as the New York Rangers edged the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 in overtime. Since Talbot took over for the sidelined Henrik Lundqvist (vascular injury) the Rangers are 10-2-3. The shutout was the Rangers first over the Blackhawks since Jan. 25, 1969.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: Dan Paille scored twice and Brad Marchand tallied a shorthanded goal as the Boston Bruins downed the Detroit Red Wings 5-3. Bruins backup Niklas Svedberg made 36 saves for the victory.
THE DENVER POST: The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-2 to avoid being swept in their season series. Avs goals Semyon Varlamov left the game with 4:46 remaining with a lower-body injury, though it may have only be muscle cramps.
NJ.COM: After honoring their 1995 Stanley Cup championship team, the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2. Scott Gomez collected two assists for sole possession of third place on the team’s overall assist list (355) and tied with Scott Niedermayer for fourth on the all-time points list with 476. Earlier in the day, the Flyers learned defenseman Michael Del Zotto will miss 7-10 days with an upper-body injury.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Goaltending has been an issue for the struggling Stars this season. Starter Kari Lehtonen’s numbers are down compared to last season and the club hasn’t had quality backups to spell him off.
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: New Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn has made a favorable first impression thus far.
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Francois Beauchemin has proven a quiet and steady leader for the Anaheim Ducks.
THE TENNESSEAN: Three weeks after being dealt to the Nashville Predators, defenseman Cody Franson is still adjusting to their style of play.
STLTODAY.COM: Olli Jokinen suffered an upper-body injury in his debut with the Blues and will be reevaluated today.