An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:
• Wasn’t Martin St. Louis supposed to spark the Rangers’ offense? The reigning Art Ross Trophy winner hasn’t scored in seven games since joining the team, but then again he’s not the only Blueshirt who is struggling to light the lamp.
• You can’t blame New York for feeling like the NHL war room bungled this goal review.
• The Flyers got more than four points out of a home-and-home sweep of the struggling Penguins.
• Pittsburgh will get two key players back for practice today, but does it mean that either is close to returning to game action?
• Three games in three days would be a nightmare for most players, but for Nathan Lieuwen it was a dream come true.
• The Blues will have to go deep into the playoffs if they hope to see Vladimir Tarasenko again this season. The 21-goal scorer needs surgery on his right hand and will miss at least six weeks.
• Jim Matheson talks about a potential front-office retirement, a potential buy-out candidate and a first-line talent on Long Island in his this ‘n’ that column.