Canucks down the Avalanche, Maple Leafs fall to the Bruins, plus the latest news on the other Canadian teams.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Mike Santorelli scored twice as the Canucks won their season-high fourth straight game, downing the Colorado Avalanche 3-1.
THE GLOBE & MAIL: Poor penalty killing proved costly to the Toronto Maple Leafs in their 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins. Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf will face a hearing for boarding Bruins blueliner Kevin Miller.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Fortunately for Phaneuf, Miller isn’t expected to miss any time from the hit, otherwise he could’ve face a potentially long suspension.
LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens came through a recent seven-games-in-eleven-nights stetch with flying colors, winning five straight and nine of their last ten.
OTTAWA SUN: Sitting eight points out of a playoff berth, the Ottawa Senators post-season hopes are fading.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators still have over 50 games to gain ground in the standings, but they must turn things around soon or risk falling into a hole too deep to get out of.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers forward David Perron comes by his “shoot-first” mentality via habit.
WINNIPEG SUN: After winning four of their last six games, the Jets must avoid complacency.
CALGARY SUN: Among the five burning questions facing the Flames this week: what will Jarome Iginla’s return on Tuesday be like?