Avs’ Parenteau Out For 4 Weeks – NHL Roundup
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado coach Patrick Roy (WAH) says P.A. Parenteau (payr-ehn-TOH') will miss at least four weeks with a right knee injury. The right winger suffered a sprained MCL during Monday's win over Winnipeg. Parenteau has 14 goals and 19 assists this season.
UNDATED (AP) — The Dallas Stars were winners in their first game since teammate Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench. And they did it against the NHL's best team.
Jamie Benn scored 3:42 into overtime to give the Stars a 3-2 triumph at St. Louis. Benn also assisted on Antoine Roussel's (roo-SEHLZ') goal early in the third period, giving Dallas a 2-1 lead. But the Western Conference-leading Blues were able to move two points ahead of Anaheim after Roman Polak forced OT.
The Stars' home game against Columbus was postponed Monday night after Peverley fell ill with a heart problem. He remained hospitalized in stable condition on Tuesday while undergoing tests.
Teammate Alex Chiasson (CHAY'-sahn) was being treated after becoming despondent about Peverley's plight. He didn't join the team for its trip to St. Louis.
— The Pittsburgh Penguins have widened their lead in the Eastern Conference by continuing their recent domination of the Washington Capitals.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 of his 32 saves in the third period as the Pens blanked the Capitals 2-0 to complete a home-and-home sweep. Jussi Jokinen (YOO'-see-YOH'-kih-nehn) opened the scoring late in the first period before Sidney Crosby netted the insurance goal with 5:48 remaining. Crosby leads the NHL with 88 points after helping the Penguins earn their eighth straight win over the Caps.
The victory gives Pittsburgh a three-point edge over Boston in the East.
Elsewhere on ice:
- Joe Pavelski had two goals and an assist in San Jose's 6-2 pounding of Toronto, ending the Maple Leafs' three-game winning streak. Joe Thornton had three assists for the Sharks, who earned their third straight victory and climbed within four points of the West-leading Blues.
- Carolina beat the Rangers for the first time in 11 tries as Jordan Staal and Jiri Tlusty both had a goal and an assist to lead a 3-1 victory over New York. The Blueshirts fell to 8-4-1 in their last 13 games and remain one point ahead of third-place Philadelphia in the Metropolitan Division.
-The Flyers were 2-1 losers against visiting New Jersey, with Jaromir Jagr (YAH'-roh-meer YAH'-gur) netting the game-winner with 12:18 left. Taravis Zajac (ZAY'-jak) also scored and Martin Brodeur (broh-DOOR') made 30 saves as the Devils won for the fifth time in seven games to pull within two points of the Flyers.
- Taylor Hall scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift Edmonton over Minnesota 4-3. Zach Parise, Jared Spurgeon, and Jason Pominville scored in 4-minute, 16-second span of the first period to put the Wild up 3-0, but the Oilers eventually tied it on third-perido goals by David Perron (peh-RAHN') and Jordan Eberle (EB'-ur-lee).
- Rookie Boone Jenner and veteran Brandon Dubinsky scored 40 seconds apart in the third period to give Columbus a 3-1 lead in its fifth victory in six games, 4-1 over Detroit. Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF'-skee) stopped 40 shots against the Red Wings, who've won just one of their last five games.
- Nashville posted a 4-1 victory in Buffalo behind Shea Weber's one goal and one assist. Nick Spaling, Craig Smith and Paul Gaustad also scored to back Carter Hutton's 24 saves.
- Radim Vrbata (vur-BAH'-tah) had a goal and two assists as Phoenix dumped Florida 3-1. Mike Smith stopped 31 shots and blanked the Panthers until midway through the third period.