Evander Kane apologizes for oversleeping, Blackhawks waive Rob Scuderi, injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

Kevin Shattenkirk’s power-play goal in overtime lifted the Blues past the Stars, 2-1. Loui Eriksson scored 33 seconds into overtime as the Bruins edged the Blue Jackets, 2-1. Details in your NHL hat trick.

Notable NHL Headlines.

Capitals winger Justin Williams set up the winning goal against his former team, the LA Kings.

Capitals winger Justin Williams set up the winning goal against his former team, the LA Kings.

THE WASHINGTON POST: Former Los Angeles Kings winger Justin Williams set up Evgeny Kuznetsov for the game-winning goal against his former club to give the Washington Capitals a 3-1 victory over the Kings.

THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres winger Evander Kane publicly apologized for oversleeping and missing a team practice. The club suspended him one game. He vowed not to become a distraction for the club again.

CBS SPORTS:  The Chicago Blackhawks placed defenseman Rob Scuderi on waivers yesterday. If unclaimed, he’ll be demoted to the minors. The move will free up $950K of cap space for the Blackhawks.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: More details on this move and what it means for the Blackhawks as the trade deadline approaches in my “Rumors” section.

THE SCORE: Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers extended his points-streak record for NHL rookie blueliners to 13 games.

TSN: NHL Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux joins the Order of Hockey in Canada.

THE BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins ratings on NESN are down 19 percent compared to last season.

NHL Injury Report

NEW YORK POST: Good news for the Rangers, as captain Ryan McDonagh (concussion) has been cleared to resume playing.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kings winger Marian Gaborik (suspected left-knee injury) could be sidelined until the playoffs.

ESPN:  Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward has been sidelined by a lower-body injury.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens center David Desharnais is out with a foot injury.

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Coyotes backup Anders Lindback (Achilles’ tendon) is likely done for the season.

CSNPHILLY.COM: Flyers forward Jordan Weal is out at least three weeks with an upper-body injury.

THE GACKLE REPORT:  Demoted San Jose Sharks winger Raffi Torres contemplates what could be the end of his playing career. He continues to be hampered by pain in his surgically repaired knee.