Stars Stumble in Predators' Onslaught

Avalanche lose 2 men in big win over Kings, Maple Leafs defeat Capitals
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2008 6:34 AM CST
Colorado Avalanche left winger Ryan Smyth, bottom, is attended to by head trainer Matt Sokolowski, right, and an unidentified medical technician after Smyth was hurt when hit by a player form the Los...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Brad Richards' second game with Dallas was "a little bit of a letdown," as the Stars couldn't get anything going against Nashville. Giving up turnovers right and left and going 0-7 on the power play, the Stars lost their third of the last 16 games 3-1, the Dallas Morning News reports. On other NHL ice:

  • Colorado's decisive 5-2 defeat of Los Angeles came at a price, as Marek Svatos left with a knee injury and Ryan Smyth was carted off on a stretcher after a thunderous (but legal) hit.
  • Mats Sundin scored one goal and assisted on both others as Toronto beat Washington 3-2, calling the Capitals' playoff hopes in question.