Canucks lose Henrik Sedin to injury, Jeff Skinner regaining his offensive touch, the possibility of full face shields in the NHL and more in your morning coffee headlines.
Check out the notable highlights of last night’s NHL action, including Chad Johnson setting a Sabres record for most saves in a regulation shutout.
Notable NHL Headlines
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks captain Henrik Sedin was sidelined during their 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Sedin’s been battling a lower-body injury. In other Canucks news, winger Alex Burrows publicly apologized to former NHL forward Patrick O’Sullivan for taunting him earlier in their careers over the abuse O’Sullivan suffered at the hands of his father.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The once high-flying Canadiens have won only two of their last ten games and now face a grueling eight-game road trip.
NEW YORK POST: New York Rangers backup goalie Antti Raanta suffered a head injury during last night’s game against the Minnesota Wild after taking a shot off his mask.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER: After a poor start to this season, Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner has seemingly recovered his scoring touch.
NBC SPORTS: Forward Joel Vermin (hand surgery) joins a growing list of Tampa Bay Lightning players sidelined by injury.
ESPN.COM: As Anders Lindback replaced injured Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, he’s getting yet another opportunity to reach his full potential.
THE CANADIAN PRESS (via OTTAWA SUN): With players like Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis suffering gruesome facial injuries, there’s talk of perhaps introducing full face shields in the NHL.
SI.COM: NHL teams are rewarding fans for social media contact and interaction.