Check out the latest (mostly) non-trade deadline news involving all seven Canadian NHL teams.
BOSTON GLOBE/OTTAWA CITIZEN: Nathan Horton’s third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. The win came at a cost, as Patrice Bergeron left the game to an undisclosed injury, leading to concern he may have suffered another concussion. The loss drops the Senators to sixth overall. They’re tied in points with the Toronto Maple Leafs (44) but the Leafs hold more wins.
NEWSDAY/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The NY Islanders leapt into seventh overall in the Eastern Conference, handing the Winnipeg Jets their fourth straight loss with a 5-2 victory. The Jets remain atop the Southeast Division, but the resurgent Washington Capitals have moved within two points of them.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: With the surging Edmonton Oilers now only one point out of a playoff berth, captain Shawn Horcoff doubts his club will be a seller at the trade deadline.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: We’ll know for certain just after 3 pm ET today.
VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks management pin their hopes on Derek Roy as third-line center to take team to Stanley Cup Final.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: No, seriously, that was the sub-headline to the piece. Forgive me for my skepticism. Roy could help them clinch a playoff berth, but I don’t see him as the answer to their Cup Final prayers.
TORONTO SUN: Injured forwards Clarke MacArthur and Leo Komarov may be close to returning to the Maple Leafs lineup.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Analysis of the Canadiens acquisition of defenseman Davis Drewiske from the LA Kings.
CALGARY SUN: In Karri Ramo and recently-acquired Reto Berra, the Flames could have the two best goalies outside the NHL.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: But can they translate that into strong NHL careers? Won’t mean much if they can’t.