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Bernier has 28 saves, Leafs beat Jackets 4-1

Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel each have 3 points in Maple Leafs' 4-1 win over Blue Jackets
Rusty Miller, The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Toronto Maple Leafs found out less than an hour before the start of their game Friday night in Columbus that forward Joffrey Lupul would be out indefinitely after breaking his right hand in a fall at practice the day before.

They didn't seem to miss him.

Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves to lead the Leafs past the injury-riddled Blue Jackets 4-1.

Canucks' Burrows suspended 3 games by NHL

Canucks' Burrows suspended 3 games without pay by NHL for hit on Canadiens' Emelin
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows has been suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for his late, illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin.

Burrows slammed into Emelin at 8:23 of the second period of the Canucks' 3-2 overtime victory over the Canadiens on Thursday night. Emelin left after the hit, but returned later in the game. There was no penalty on the play.

Burrows said after the game that he did not intend to hurt Emelin with the hit.

Maple Leafs say Joffrey Lupul has broken hand

Toronto Maple Leafs scratch left wing Joffrey Lupul at Columbus with a broken right hand
The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without left wing Joffrey Lupul, who broke a bone in his right hand in a fall at practice on Thursday.

The team announced the injury shortly before the start of Friday night's game at Columbus.

Lupul, who has two goals and an assist in nine games this season, is out indefinitely, according to a post on the team's official Twitter account.

The 31-year-old Lupul has 186 goals and 202 assists in 609 games. He was third on the Maple Leafs last season with 22 goals.

Devils find way to win in SO, top Jets 2-1

New Jersey Devils' shootout frustration ends with 2-1 win over Winnipeg Jets
The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. - Before heading to a shootout, New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer took some advice from veteran forward Patrik Elias and inserted little used reserve Jacob Josefson into the lineup.

It paid off and ended a whole lot of frustration.

Josefson scored the lone goal in the shootout and Cory Schneider made it stand up as the Devils earned a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

Hockey great Gordie Howe resting after stroke

Hockey great Gordie Howe resting at daughter's home in Texas after stroke
Noah Trister, The Associated Press

DETROIT - Hockey legend Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas.

Howe's daughter Cathy said Tuesday night the 86-year-old Detroit Red Wings legend had lost much use of his right arm and right leg. Howe suffered the stroke in Lubbock, where his daughter lives.

"We'll just see what each day brings," she said. "He's tough. He's not giving up."

Gordie Howe's family releases statment after hockey great suffers stroke

Howe resting at daughter's home in Texas
Noah Trister, The Associated Press

DETROIT - Hockey legend Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas.

Howe's daughter Cathy said Tuesday night the 86-year-old Detroit Red Wings legend had lost much use of his right arm and right leg. Howe suffered the stroke in Lubbock, where his daughter lives.

"We'll just see what each day brings," she said. "He's tough. He's not giving up."

MacArthur powers Senators past Blue Jackets 5-2

Clarke MacArthur powers Ottawa Senators to 5-2 win over Columbus Blue Jackets
The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Clarke MacArthur and the Ottawa Senators used a big third period to put away the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets.

MacArthur had two goals and an assist, and Ottawa beat Columbus 5-2 on Tuesday night in the Blue Jackets' first game since star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was sidelined by a broken finger.

"Our leadership group stepped up tonight on the road to make sure we went home with some points," Senators coach Paul MacLean said.

Ladd's 2 goals lift Jets over Islanders 4-3

Ladd scores 2, Little has 3 assists in Jets' 4-3 win over Islanders
Ira Podell, The Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - When Winnipeg defenceman Mark Stuart got crunched into the boards early in the second period, the Jets woke up from their doldrums — and that was even before they made the New York Islanders pay on the power play.

A sluggish start put the Jets into a hole, but they snapped out of it, withstood a comeback, and put the finishing touches on a 4-3 win when Andrew Ladd scored his second goal of the game in the third period Tuesday night.

Sharks F John Scott suspended 2 games

Sharks F John Scott suspended 2 games for coming onto ice to start fight
The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Sharks forward John Scott has been suspended two games for his role in a fight with Anaheim's Tim Jackman.

The NHL announced the suspension on Monday.

The altercation came late in the third period Sunday night in San Jose's 4-1 win over the Ducks. Scott came off the bench on a legal line change and immediately engaged Jackman in a fight. Scott made no effort to play the puck after coming on the ice and league rules say a player can be disciplined if his purpose for coming onto the ice is to start a fight.

Cam Neely nominated to Roma's board of directors

Former Bruins star Cam Neely nominated to board of Italian club Roma
The Associated Press

ROME - Hockey Hall of Fame forward Cam Neely and retired women's soccer star Mia Hamm were nominated to Italian club Roma's board of directors Monday.

The 49-year-old Neely started his career with the Vancouver Canucks, but was best known as an all-star power forward with the Boston Bruins.

The Comox, B.C., native had three 50-goal seasons in his career and totalled 305 goals and 299 assists in 726 NHL games.

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