Senators playoff hopes dashed by the Islanders, Oilers fall to the Ducks, the Jets history of poor play in March, plus the latest on Henrik Sedin, Mark Giordano, David Desharnais and Paul Ranger.

The Islanders snuffed out the Senators thin playoff hopes.

The Islanders snuffed out the Senators thin playoff hopes.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators thin playoff hopes were dashed in a 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators are five points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets, who hold the final wild card berth in the East and a game in hand. 

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth did his best against the Anaheim Ducks (his former team) but the latter emerged with a 3-2 win.

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks captain Henrik Sedin tries to explain the decline in his and his brother Daniel’s production this season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Injuries and age certainly haven’t helped.

CALGARY HERALD: Flames captain Mark Giordano is humbled to be his club’s nomination for the Masterton Trophy.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: David Desharnais is the Canadiens’ nominee for the Masterton.

TORONTO STAR: Paul Rangers is the Maple Leafs’ Masterton nominee.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets history of “March badness” stretches back to their final seasons as the Atlanta Thrashers.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Jets need a roster shake-up if they’re to snap out of their annual March swoon. Bring in one or two respected veteran leaders to kick some butt and keep these guys motivated. 

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