Movements in the world of hockey Tuesday:National Hockey LeagueANAHEIM DUCKS-Signed C Ryan Carter to a three-year contract.COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Re-signed D Jan Hejda to a three-year contract.
DALLAS – Mattias Norstrom scored from the top of the left circle 4:37 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.
FRISCO, Tex. – Steve Ott is sticking with the Stars.Dallas re-signed the centre to a two-year contract worth US$2.85 million ($1.35 million in ’08-09 and $1.
NEW YORK – Evgeni Malkin and the perfect Pittsburgh Penguins pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination.Malkin, hours after being announced as a finalist for the NHL MVP award, scored two power-play goals and added an assist to lift Pittsburgh to a 5-3 victory Tuesday night that stretched the Penguins’ lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series to 3-0.
TORONTO – The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association are working together to examine the size and configuration of goalie equipment.The league and the union have formed a group to look at the issue and will meet June 11 in Toronto.
HALIFAX – When a season ends in disappointment, NHL players don’t want to find themselves anywhere near an arena. Often, they don’t even want to stay in town.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Jan Hejda to a three-year contract, bringing back a player who was one of their best finds a year ago.
PHILADELPHIA – Carey Price may have been all smiles at practice Tuesday but there was no guarantee the 20-year-old rookie would be back in net for the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.
DENVER – The ailing Colorado Avalanche lost leading scorer Paul Stastny to a knee injury in the first period of Game 3 against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
DENVER – Centre Peter Forsberg and defenceman Scott Hannan were back in Colorado’s lineup for Game 3 against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night, but forward Ryan Smyth was out with a foot injury.
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche expect to have centre Peter Forsberg and defenceman Scott Hannan back for Game 3 against the Detroit Red Wings, but forward Ryan Smyth is out with a foot injury.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Centre Ryan Carter, who appeared in 34 games for Anaheim as a rookie this past season, has signed a three-year contract with the Ducks.
VOORHEES, N.J. – The Philadelphia Flyers will get a big boost when their second-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens resumes Wednesday.
MONTREAL – After watching Toronto miss the NHL playoffs for a third consecutive season, Leaf Nation must suffer one more indignity – being usurped by the Montreal Canadiens as “Canada’s team.
MONTREAL – A new poll suggests the Montreal Canadiens have overtaken the Toronto Maple Leafs as Canada’s team.The Canadian Press Harris/Decima survey found 40 per cent of Canadians identified the Habs as the nation’s hockey team of choice, compared with 24 per cent for Leafs.
SCRANTON, Pa. – Canadian Nathan Smith, the captain of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, has been charged with indecent exposure after a police officer saw him running naked on a downtown street early Sunday.
NEW YORK – Calgary Flames winger Jarome Iginla, Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin and Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin are the three finalists for the Hart Trophy.
The NHLPA and NHL have announced the formation of the Goalie Equipment Working Group, which consists of five players and four GMs.
The NHL representatives include Doug Risebrough of Minnesota, Garth Snow of the Islanders, Jim Rutherford of Carolina and Brett Hull of Dallas.
Movements in the world of hockey Monday:National Hockey LeagueATLANTA THRASHERS-Assigned F Guillaume Desbiens, F Tomas Pospisil and D Chad Denny from Gwinnett (ECHL) to Chicago (AHL).
Scoring summary from Monday’s NHL game:Canadiens 2 at Flyers 3First PeriodNo Scoring.Penalties – Koivu Mtl (hooking) 3:56, Kapanen Pha (hooking), Downie Pha (slashing) 10:28, Komisarek Mtl, Lapierre Mtl, Hatcher Pha (roughing), Downie Pha (tripping, roughing) 17:59.