Alex Ovechkin reaches another milestone, Tyler Johnson returning to form, Jason Spezza on IR and more in your NHL morning headlines.
Alex Ovechkin joined Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner as the only players in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in each of their first 11 seasons. Details and more in your NHL hat trick.
Notable NHL Headlines.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins stars Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang are hitting their stride under new head coach Mike Sullivan.
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: After being hampered by injuries earlier this season, Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson is regaining his form.
ESPN.COM: The Dallas Stars recently placed center Jason Spezza (upper-body injury) on injured reserve.
MIAMI HERALD: Vincent Trocheck is the latest young player to emerge on the Florida Panthers. He leads the club with 17 goals this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A recent Sportsnet report claims Trocheck could be the next young Panther to be re-signed to a long-term contract.
NBC SPORTS: Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford faces a disciplinary hearing for highsticking Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Don’t expect the lowly Blue Jackets to tank this season. Players and coaches insist that hasn’t entered into their thinking.
CSNNE.COM: Boston Bruins goaltender Malcolm Subban suffered a fractured larynx during warmups on Saturday prior to an AHL game. He’s in stable condition at Mass General Hospital.