The Maple Leafs and Oilers lose, updates on Erik Karlsson and Roberto Luongo , and more.

TORONTO STAR: The Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a six-game losing skid with a 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs, preventing the Leafs from gaining ground in the standings on the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: At least the Leafs ended their ten-game streak of being out-shot.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Chicago Blackhawks clinched the President’s Trophy with a 4-1 victory over the Oilers, handing the latter their ninth loss in ten games.

Erik Karlsson inches closer to a return.

Erik Karlsson inches closer to a return.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson continues to inch closer toward returning from a 70 percent tear in his Achilles tendon.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I just hope Karlsson doesn’t push it too hard. It would be a shame for him to suffer a setback at this point.

VANCOUVER SUN: Roberto Luongo will be in goal for tonight’s game against Anaheim, as Cory Schneider is apparently day-to-day with an injury.

WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets must win tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, then pray for the Senators and/or NY Rangers to lose their remaining two games.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I don’t like the Jets chances. You never want to be in a position where you’re behind by a point, with only one game left in the season, while the clubs you’re trying to catch have games in hand.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens have called up young blueliner Jarred Tinordi.

CALGARY HERALD: Mark Cundari, who joined the Flames in the Jay Bouwmeester trade, is looking forward to facing his former club as the Flames face the St. Louis Blues.

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One Response to NHL Canadian Corner – April 25, 2013.

  1. Sandy says:

    The medical staff has assured the Sens and Karlsson that there is no risk to his reinjuring his Achilles Tendon.. but that doesn’t say he wouldn’t get a groin injury, etc due to him being out.

    McLean said they will monitor his ice time tonight, like they did with Cowen, to see how he is doing and feeling.

    The organization does not want to risk further injury to their top defenseman.

    I would be happy with him just on the PP tonight… It certainly couldn’t make the PP any worse that is for sure.

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