The Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings in the 2014 Winter Classic, the Canucks fall to the Lightning, the latest on Ryan Kesler, Blake Wheeler, Max Pacioretty, Bobby Ryan and Taylor Hall, plus an update on the Flames.
TORONTO STAR: The Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 at the 2014 Winter Classic. Tyler Bozak scored the game-winning goal in a shootout while Jonathan Bernier made 41 saves.
TORONTO SUN: Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul could face supplemental discipline for his hit on Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It was a very entertaining Winter Classic regardless of which club you cheered for.
VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks opened 2014 with a 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brad Richardson and Zac Dalpe scored for the Canucks. Ryan Kesler received some good news, as he was selected to the USA Men’s Olympic hockey team.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets forward Blake Wheeler was also selected for Team USA at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics.
LA PRESSE: Montreal Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty also made the cut for Team USA.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators winger Bobby Ryan, who played for Team USA at the 2010 Olympics, failed to make the cut for 2014.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Ryan’s omission raised eyebrows and prompted reaction from pundits and fans on Twitter.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Taylor Hall’s performance has improved in recent weeks but he doubts it’ll be enough to land him a spot on Team Canada.
CALGARY HERALD: The frustrated Flames have dropped to 26th overall offensively in the NHL.