By Allan Muir
A guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:
• Zach Parise’s 200th career goal puts him and his father J.P. in unique company.
• The Ducks’ 30-year-old rookie, Viktor Fasth, made 25 stops in a 2-1 win over the Sharks, then promptly declared that Anaheim is “an elite team.” Off to the quietest 6-1-1 start ever, the Ducks might be. Don’t miss this sick Johnny Bower save that Fasth made while Anaheim was on a five-on-three power play.
• P.J. Stock says there are big problems in the Montreal room since the return of P.K. Subban. Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette says it ain’t so. I’m guessing Dave is right on this one.
• St. Louis winger Vladimir Tarasenko was named NHL Rookie of the Month for January. Don’t worry, Dougie. Still three more chances to win.
• It felt like a retirement ceremony, but Milan Hejduk isn’t quite done after his 1,000th NHL game. He managed to score in the milestone contest, but the Avs fell, 3-2, to the Stars.
• No Spezza, no problem for the Ottawa Senators! Um, wait. The Sens have scored just once in losses to Carolina and Montreal since their their offensive leader went down last week. Coach Paul MacLean is altering his lines in an effort to find some goals.