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Update: Stars’ Daley could miss ‘weeks’ after hit by Isles’ Martin


New York Islanders forward Matt Martin received a game misconduct and five-minute kneeing major for this hit on Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley on Tuesday:

Daley suffered what’s labeled a lower-body injury on the play (it looked like a knee issue, but we’ll see).

Martin has been suspended by the NHL before, but not in years. Should he receive supplemental discipline for that play?

Update: Bad news for the Stars (and maybe Martin) from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, as Daley could miss “weeks.”

Goalie nods: Markstrom makes season debut for Canucks

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All the latest from the blue paint…

Vancouver goes with Markstrom

There’ll be plenty of eyes on the crease in Vancouver tonight as Jacob Markstrom makes his season debut against the Sharks.

Markstrom, a former touted prospect with Florida that came to the Canucks as part of the Roberto Luongo trade, has spent all of this season in AHL Utica and revived his career, going 17-7-2 with a 1.95 GAA and .932 save percentage, earning a spot in the All-Star Game.

Markstrom was recalled last week after Ryan Miller went down to injury, and served as Eddie Lack’s backup. Tonight, he’ll play in his first NHL game since April of 2014.

No word yet on who’ll start for San Jose. Alex Stalock played last night and shut out the Habs, so the Sharks could turn to Antti Niemi.


Preds at Devils: Carter Hutton (probable) vs. Cory Schneider

Flames at Flyers: Karri Ramo vs. Steve Mason

Caps at Jackets: Braden Holtby vs. Sergei Bobrovsky

Sabres at Bolts: Anders Lindback vs. Ben Bishop

Leafs at Panthers: Jonathan Bernier vs. Roberto Luongo

Sens at Wild: Andrew Hammond vs. Devan Dubnyk (probable)

Isles at Stars: Jaroslav Halak vs. Kari Lehtonen (probable)

Ducks at Coyotes: Frederik Andersen (probable) vs. Mike Smith

Kings at Oilers: Jonathan Quick (probable) vs. Ben Scrivens (probable)

Cole arrives in Detroit, delivers Benn’s apology to Zetterberg

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Freshly minted Red Wings forward Erik Cole relayed a message from his old captain to his new one:


Cole’s new captain, of course, is Henrik Zetterberg — who’s been out since Feb. 21 following a punch to the head from Dallas captain Jamie Benn.

Today, Zetterberg got Benn’s note of remorse from Cole, who spent the last three seasons with Benn in Dallas before getting flipped to Detroit on Sunday.

“[Benn] sent me here with an apology,” Cole said following today’s skate. “I told [Zetterberg] this morning.”

Here’s the incident in question, in case you missed it:

As the video shows, Benn received a two-minute roughing minor on the play. Zetterberg finished the second period but left the game after taking just one 15-second shift in the third, and hasn’t played since.

Zetterberg did absolve Benn of any blame, however, saying the Dallas forward “just got me in a bad spot.”

“I don’t think it was that bad,” he explained. “We had a battle on the faceoff and I think both me and him have done worse things than that on the ice.”

Speaking of Zetterberg, he could return to the Red Wings lineup on Wednesday for a tilt against the Rangers. If he does, it’s expected he’ll be on a line with Cole and Justin Abdelkader.

NHL on NBCSN: Lightning kick off homestand against Sabres


NBCSN will continue its coverage of the 2014-15 campaign when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Buffalo Sabres at the Amalie Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight. In addition to NBCSN, you can also watch the game and pre-show online.

The trade deadline has past and with it, every player knows where they stand for the rest of the season. The Lightning got a significant reinforcement on Monday in former Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn and with that settled they’ll have to look to each other in their final push before the playoffs.

Tampa Bay’s first step to that end will be to try and sweep this three-game homestand against Buffalo, Toronto, and Dallas. Those are squads that are out of the playoff picture and consequently the Lightning should be able to take these games. If they successfully secure those six points then they’ll be in a strong position against the Atlantic Division-leading Montreal Canadiens when they meet on March 10.

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It’s not a foregone conclusion that the Lightning will run the table though. After all, they’ve been merely treading water since the start of February with a 6-5-2 record. They’re also still missing defenseman Matt Carle, who hasn’t played since Jan. 15 due to an abdominal injury.

Additionally, while the Buffalo Sabres look terrible on paper — especially after trading away Brian Flynn, Chris Stewart, Torrey Mitchell, and Michal Neuvirth on Monday — they might not be the pushovers some are expecting. Buffalo as a team doesn’t have much left to play for in 2014-15 and from a long-term perspective, it probably would be best for the franchise if the squad remained in 30th place to secure either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel in the 2015 draft. However, on an individual level they have plenty of motivated players.

Take goaltenders Chad Johnson and Anders Lindback for example. They’re coming off rough stints with the New York Islanders and Dallas Stars respectively, but now find themselves in a situation where they have a legitimate shot at competing for the starting gig. They’ll want to make the most of this opportunity to prove that they still have value on an NHL squad.

They’re not alone either. Buffalo is full of guys that are playing for their future or at least their pride. Meanwhile, the pressure is mounting for Tampa Bay as we move towards the postseason, so while the Lightning are expected to win this game, they certainly need to be careful or else these important two points will slip away.

Nemeth’s remarkable recovery continues with Stars recall

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Back in October, it looked like Dallas Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth’s season would be over after his arm was lacerated. Instead, his remarkable recovery continues in a big way as the team recalled him on Monday.

It seemed like the 41st pick of the 2010 NHL Draft would see his development paused entirely until 2015-16, but he can make a little more progress toward the future starting now.

Here’s video of that scary scene for the 23-year-old: