David Booth lifts Canucks to victory over Coyotes, Matt Stajan is the last player left in Calgary from the Phaneuf trade, Andy Sutton happen to re-sign with Oilers, Leafs tinker with lines before start of Western road swing, Senators Bobby Butler hoping to regain his form in Florida, Canadiens lose to Hurricanes a tough one, and the Jets make a minor trade.
VANCOUVER SUN: Winger David Booth scored in regulation and in the shootout as the Canucks edged the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1.
CALGARY HERALD: Matt Stajan is the only player remaining on the Flames lineup who was part of the return from the Dion Phaneuf trade with Toronto.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s because his contract has proven impossible to move.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Defenseman Andy Sutton is happy to be staying with the Oilers. Yesterday it was announced he’d re-signed a one-year extension. He was eligible for UFA status this summer
SPECTOR’S NOTE: His signing takes another player out of an already shallow trade pool heading toward the trade deadline.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs will open their Western Canada road trip by moving Tim Connolly to right wing on the second line and dropping Nikolai Kulemin to their third line, while Matt Lombardi takes over at center on the third line.
OTTAWA SUN: Struggling Senators forward Bobby Butler is hoping to regain his form on the club’s upcoming swing through Florida.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens rallied from a 2-0 deficit against Carolina but blew the lead and lost 5-3.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s like a broken record with the Canadiens, as they’ve struggled this season to hang onto a lead.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets made a minor deal yesterday,shipping center Riley Holzapfel to the Anaheim Ducks for centre Maxime Macenauer.