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Check out highlights from last night’s NHL action, including the New York Rangers winning their eighth straight game and Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane extending his points streak to 12 games.
Notable NHL Headlines.
USA TODAY: NHL teams and players paid tribute last night to the victims of Friday’s terror attacks on Paris.
TSN: The Paris attacks hit home for Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, who was born and raised in the city.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins held a players-only meeting following Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils. It was the Penguins third loss in four games. Their offensive production is down to two goals per game.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Penguins have a record of 10-7-0 in 17 games and won seven of their last 10. However, a lot of those victories are thanks to the superb goaltending of Marc-Andre Fleury. The Pens have given up the sixth-most shots and they’re among the league’s worst puck-possession teams. Their once-vaunted offense, meanwhile, has dried up.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals coach Barry Trotz senses team captain Alexander Ovechkin is feeling the pressure of setting the record for most goals by a Russian NHL player. Ovechkin twice thought he had the record in recent games, only to see both goals overturned by coaches challenges.
NHL Injury Update.
ESPN.COM: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Mark Streit (pelvic surgery) will be sidelined for six weeks.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (elbow infection) will miss the next two-three weeks.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres remains sidelined by concussion symptoms. The club called up Nick Ritchie and Michael Sgarbossa, while Chris Wagner was placed on waivers.