Game recaps, blizzard postpones two weekend games, status of the Penguins sale and much more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
Evgeni Malkin registered his 10th career hat trick to rally the Penguins to a win. The Florida Panthers ended the Lightning’s 7-game winning streak & Joe Pavelski and the Sharks escaped the Wild.
Notable NHL Headlines
THE DENVER POST: Semyon Varlamov made 42 saves backstopping the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler each scored twice to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 win against the Detroit Red Wings.
NJ.COM: Devils winger Lee Stempniak has three goals and two assists in three games against three of his former clubs. He netted two goals in the Devils 3-1 win over the Jets. The Winnipeg Jets announced forward Mathieu Perreault left yesterday’s game against the New Jersey Devils with a lower-body injury. An update is expected later today.
TWINCITIES.COM: A blizzard forced the NHL to postpone Saturday’s Philadelphia Flyers-New York Islanders game, and Sunday’s match between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. No word yet as to when those games will be rescheduled.
NBC SPORTS: Florida Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr will attend next weekend’s NHL All-Star Game, though he’d prefer not going. Jagr was voted into the game by the fans as a division captain.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Defenseman Karl Alzner is poised to set the Capitals’ record for consecutive games. The current one is 423, held by Bobby Carpenter.
CALGARY SUN: Flames forward Lance Bouma is finally ready to return to the lineup after his right leg was slashed by a skate on Jan. 11.
THE DETROIT NEWS: Joakim Andersson cleared waivers Saturday, and will remain with the Red Wings for now.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Factors like proposed NHL expansion, plunging value of the Canadian dollar and the Carolina Hurricanes being on the market are among several reasons why sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins could be delayed.