Canadiens down the Maple Leafs, Flames beat the Kings, Canucks lose in New York, former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson prepares for his first game back in Ottawa, and the latest on the Jets and Oilers.
LA PRESSE/TORONTO STAR: Max Pacioretty scored twice and Carey Price made 34 saves as the Montreal Canadiens doubled up the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2. The win was the Habs fifth in six games, while the Leafs suffered their fourth loss in six games.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: As I noted yesterday, these are two clubs heading in different directions. The Canadiens have points in each of their last six games, while the Leafs have tailed off significantly following their strong opening month to this season.
CALGARY HERALD: Mike Cammalleri’s last-minute goal lifted the Flames to a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. The win gave the Flames a 4-8-2 record for November, while snapping the Kings’ 11-game points streak.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Considering the Flames are rebuilding and have been hampered by injuries, they’re not doing that badly. Yes, they’re losing more than they’re winning, but thanks to coach Bob Hartley, they’re competitive.
VANCOUVER SUN: The New York Rangers gave Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella an unhappy homecoming, thumping the Canucks 5-2.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson prepares for his return to Ottawa for the first time with the Detroit Red Wings.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets held a practice yesterday in Central Park in preparation for their game on Monday against the Rangers.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers weren’t pleased with their effort in a recent 4-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.