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Check out the highlights from last night’s game below, including Alex Ovechkin setting the NHL goal record for Russian-born players, the Lightning end the Rangers nine-game win streak, Crosby and Malkin carry the Penguins to victory over the Lightning, and Loui Eriksson’s hat trick against the Minnesota Wild.
NHL Injury Update.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators lost winger Bobby Ryan late in the third period of their 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ryan suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury following a hit from Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard, who could face a disciplinary hearing. They also lost defenseman Patrick Wiercioch to a possible concussion following a hit from Jackets winger Nick Foligno.
NBC SPORTS: Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov will miss the next two-four weeks with a knee injury.
TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker suffered a left-leg injury during his club’s 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins after being slashed by Bruins winger Matt Belesky.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Blackhawks forward Teuvo Teravainen (upper-body injury) could miss ” a couple of games”.
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SPORTSNET: Good news for the Montreal Canadiens, as goaltender Carey Price will get the start tonight against the New York Islanders. Price was sidelined since Oct. 29 by a lower-body injury.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Just like last season, the Winnipeg Jets are leading the league in times shorthanded. Coach Paul Maurice doesn’t want to put too much emphasis on reducing penalties for fear his players will become too passive, but he wants them to be a little less reckless.
ESPN.COM: Starting next season, the NHL will introduce a five-day “bye week” into the schedule for each club.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is a great idea, and one long overdue. It’ll give the players a much-needed break in the midst of a long, grueling NHL schedule.