Oilers Taylor Hall sidelined as they lose to Avalanche…Alex Edler injured in Canucks win…Joffrey Lupul glad Leafs took a chance on him…Penguins defeat Canadiens on controversial goal…Jets special teams not so special…A blogger’s All-Star voting project insults Senators fans.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers lost 5-2 to the Colorado Avalanche and lost top line forward Taylor Hall to a shoulder injury.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: No word yet on how long Hall could be sidelined. Hopefully, it’s not too serious as his absence could be a significant blow to their offense.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks down the San Jose Sharks 3-2 but lost defenseman Alexander Edler to an apparent shoulder injury during a second period collision with Sharks winger Jamie McGinn.
TORONTO SUN: Joffrey Lupul harbors no ill will against his former team, the Anaheim Ducks, and is thankful the Maple Leafs were willing to take a chance on him. He did admit, however, having a bit of a chip on his shoulder over how quickly the Ducks let him go after he returned from an injury.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Ducks could probably use Lupul now. He’s currently second on the Leafs in scoring with 27 points, third overall in the league points race.
CALGARY SUN: New Flames forward Blake Comeau is glad for a fresh start after being claimed by the club off waivers from the NY Islanders.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Comeau goes on to become a valuable member of the Flames, it’ll reflect poorly on the judgement of Islanders management, as well as how its coaching handles its players.
LA PRESSE: The Canadiens were unhappy over a controversial overtime goal scored by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, as Habs goalie Carey Price claimed he had frozen the puck before Letang scored.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Call it poetic justice, as Letang earlier in the game suffered a broken nose on a blindside hit from Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty, which could earn the latter at the very least a phone call from league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets special teams continued to be their undoing in a 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins yesterday.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Jets gave up both a power-play, and a short-handed goal, in the defeat.
OTTAWA SUN: Don Brennan calls “Project Mayhem”, a project by Leafs blogger Jason “Chemmy” Orach of “Pension Plan Puppets” asking fans to vote “most hated, ex-Senators” into this year’s All-Star game, a lame effort to insult Senators fans.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: And now, you’ve just given “Project Mayhem” more visibility, thus ensuring more votes for those ex-Senators. Bravo!