Game recaps, NHL stars of the month plus updates on Evgeni Malkin, Dougie Hamilton, Vladimir Tarasenko, Drew Miller and more.
PHILLY.COM: Vincent Lecavalier scored his first goal since Jan. 3 and Brayden Schenn scored twice as the Philadelphia Flyers downed the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored his 300th career NHL goal in the loss. Earlier in the day, the Flyers learned defenseman Luke Schenn is expected to undergo season-ending abdominal surgery. The Penguins were playing without Evgeni Malkin, who is day-to-day with an undisclosed “minor injury.”
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: The San Jose Sharks kept their thin playoff hopes alive whilst dealing a serious blow to the Colorado Avalanche’s postseason dreams with a 5-1 victory.
NBC SPORTS: Ottawa Senator goalie Andrew Hammond, Calgary Flames winger Jiri Hudler and Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk are the NHL stars of the month for March 2015.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton’s “upper-body injury” is apparently broken ribs.
STLTODAY.COM: St. Louis Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko has been sidelined with a lower-body injury, but the club claims he’ll be ready in time for the playoffs.
THE DETROIT NEWS: After suffering a facial laceration near his right eye for more than 60 stitches, Red Wings forward Drew Miller considers himself lucky he didn’t suffer an eye injury. He’s also hoping to return to action tonight against the Boston Bruins.
CSNCHICAGO.COM: The Blackhawks have nominated goaltender Scott Darling for the Masterton Trophy.
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: The domestic-battery trial of LA Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been delayed until July.