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Attorney says Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend

Slava Voynov's attorney says Kings defenceman didn't hit girlfriend, police misunderstood her
Greg Beacham, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenceman never hit his girlfriend, and blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding caused partly by the couple's limited ability to speak English.

Craig Renetzky is hopeful the NHL will end Voynov's indefinite suspension after reviewing the events that led to Voynov's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence at a hospital near his home. Voynov hasn't been charged.

Stars hold off Canucks to win 6-3

Erik Cole scores 2 goals, Kari Lehtonen has 43 saves to help Stars beat Canucks 6-3
Associated Press, The Associated Press

DALLAS - On one end of the ice, Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was stopping a breakaway.

Seconds later, teammate Erik Cole fired the puck past Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller.

That was a two-goal swing in a game the Stars won 6-3 on Tuesday night. Lehtonen prevented a short-handed score, and Cole put in a goal on the same power play. Instead of being tied 1-1 in the first period, Dallas led 2-0.

Kessel's two goals lifts Leafs over Islanders 5-2

Kessel's two goals lifts Maple Leafs to 5-2 win over Islanders
Denis Gorman, The Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - According to James van Riemsdyk, his linemate Phil Kessel was this close to discarding his sticks.

The New York Islanders may wish the high-scoring winger went through with it, as Kessel scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 win Tuesday night.

"That's how it goes," van Riemsdyk said. "He doesn't need room to be able to put (pucks) in."

Concussion lawsuit vs. NHL filed in federal court

Combined class action concussion lawsuit by former players filed against NHL in federal court
The Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court.

Attorneys for the ex-players filed the complaint Monday in Minnesota. The case had been assigned to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson. It's a combination of several lawsuits previously filed.

Zetterberg lifts Red Wings past Maple Leafs in OT

Zetterberg scores late in OT as Red Wings beat Maple Leafs 1-0 to sweep home-and home
The Associated Press

DETROIT - Henrik Zetterberg's self criticism made for a great weekend for the Detroit Red Wings.

The captain scored at 4:50 of overtime to give the Red Wings a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night and a sweep of the teams' home-and-home series.

Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets hold off Flames 3-2

Sergei Bobrovsky has 29 saves, helps Blue Jackets hold off Flames 3-2
Rusty Miller, The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jack Skille, Ryan Johansen and Matt Calvert scored goals and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Friday night.

Calgary trailed 3-0 when Mason Raymond broke up the shutout early in the third period. Josh Jooris narrowed the lead with a goal in his NHL debut, scoring off a pass from Mark Giordano with over eight minutes left.

Penguins F Dupuis leaves game on stretcher

Penguins F Pascal Dupuis leaves on stretcher in 2nd period of game against Stars
The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis appears to be OK after leaving the ice on a stretcher in the second period of Pittsburgh's 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.

Dupuis was cross-checked in front of the net by Stars defenceman Alex Goligoski and hit in the neck or upper-back area by Kris Letang's shot from the point while he was down.

Dupuis remained on his knees in discomfort and threw off his gloves, shaking his hands before play was stopped with 6:58 remaining in the period.

Detroit gives arena land to creditor in bankruptcy

Detroit says it will demolish arena, give land to creditor in major bankruptcy settlement
Ed White, The Associated Press

DETROIT - The city of Detroit, with financial help from the state, plans to demolish the home of the Detroit Red Wings and give the land to a creditor for development as part of a major settlement in the city's bankruptcy case, lawyers said Thursday.

The deal was disclosed in court where Judge Steven Rhodes has been holding a trial to determine if Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy is fair and feasible for the long run. It was the largest bankruptcy filing by a city in U.S. history.

Spezza scores 2, Ottawa blanks Rangers

Spezza, Anderson and rest of Senators shut down streaking Rangers 3-0
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Henrik Lundqvist has been among the NHL's best goalies lately. Ottawa's Craig Anderson won't be joining his New York Rangers counterpart at the all-star game, but he sure is making a good case that he should be.

Anderson made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season, Jason Spezza scored twice and the Senators beat the surging Rangers 3-0 on Thursday night.

D. Sedin's OT goal lifts Canucks over Blues

Canucks stay atop West after Daniel Sedin's power-play OT goal beats Blues 3-2
R.B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Daniel Sedin scored a power-play goal 46 seconds into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night in a matchup for first place in the Western Conference.

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