Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Corey Perry scored twice as the Anaheim
Ducks thumped the struggling New York Islanders, 5-2, on Monday.
Perry has scored a goal in six straight games and has totaled eight goals and
three assists over an eight-game point streak.
Cam Fowler posted a goal and two assists, while Andrew Cogliano and Saku Koivu
also scored for the Ducks, who have won three straight. Jonas Hiller turned
aside 35 shots in the win.
Thomas Vanek and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist for the continue
Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Jason Spezza scored in the third round of the
shootout as the Ottawa Senators took a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers
Spezza was the final shooter for Ottawa and he slowed down in front of the net
before deking to the forehand and stuffing the puck in. Sean Couturier then
rung his wrister off the right post to end the game.
Clarke MacArthur scored twice and Kyle Turris and Patrick Wiercioch each
posted a goal for the Senators, continue
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby both lit
the lamp as the Pittsburgh Penguins took possession of first place in the East
with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Olli Maatta, Deryk Engelland, Pascal Dupuis, and Jussi Jokinen supplied the
helpers on the two goals. Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 32-of-33 shots as the
Penguins have now won six of their last seven.
Matt Calvert contributed the Blue Jackets’ lone goal late in the third. Curtis
McElhinney allowed two goals on 30 shots as Pittsburgh snapped Columbus’ two-
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Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks
Orpik was placed on injured reserve after being taken off on a stretcher in
Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Orpik was grabbed from behind by Bruins forward Shawn Thornton and shoved to
the ice during a scrum with 8:54 remaining in the first period. Thornton
knocked the veteran blueliner unconscious after punching him in the head while
on the ice.
The 33-year-old was taken off the ice in a continue
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal was
suspended five games Monday for kneeing Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand in
the head Saturday night.
The incident occurred in the first period when Neal kneed a defenseless
Marchand, who was on the ice, while skating past him. Neal was assessed a two-
minute minor for kneeing on the play.
A five-game suspension is the maximum number that can be received with a phone
hearing, which Neal had with the league’s department of player safety continue