Canadiens rally to defeat the Senators, Flames edge the Panthers, Oilers beat the Coyotes, an update on Jonathan Bernier, and the latest on the Canucks and Jets.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The win lifted the Canadiens two points up on the Tampa Bay Lighting for second in the Atlantic Division, but the Lightning have a game in hand.
CALGARY HERALD: Mike Cammalleri collected his 500th career point while Ken Agostino scored his first NHL goal to carry the Flames to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Sam Gagner scored the game-tying goal and the winner in a shootout as the Oilers beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Coyotes still collected one point, lifting them back into a wild card berth, one point ahead of the Dallas Stars. The Stars hold two games in hand.
TORONTO STAR: Goalie Jonathan Bernier (strained ligament, left knee) is sidelined for three weeks, meaning the Maple Leafs’ playoff hopes now rest with James Reimer.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If ever there was an opportunity for Reimer to prove himself as an NHL starter, this is it.
VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks coach John Tortorella takes full responsibility for his club’s struggles.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Give Tortorella credit, he didn’t try to dodge blame or shift it on management.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets end another disappointing season but their players believe they’re on the right track.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I disagree. Here’s why.