Maple Leafs defeat the Coyotes, while the Canucks, Canadiens, Flames, Senators and Oilers lose, plus a profile of Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom.
James van Riemsdyk’s Joffrey Lupul’s shootout goal was the winner as the Maple Leafs edged the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1. James Reimer turned aside 34 shots for the win.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Goals by Jamie Benn, Colton Sceviour, Erik Cole and Valeri Nichushkin drove Roberto Luongo from the net as the Dallas Stars downed the Canucks 4-1. Dan Hamhuis logged nearly 30 minutes on the Canucks injury-depleted blueline.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens captain Brian Gionta admitted the game was essentially over after the St. Louis Blues took a 3-0 first period lead. The Blues went on to a 5-1 rout of the Habs, prompting coach Michel Therrien to express disappointment in his club’s performance.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Put simply, they sucked, which they’ve been doing for nearly two weeks.
CALGARY HERALD: A late penalty by Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie led to the Detroit Red Wings’ Daniel Alfredsson scoring a power-play overtime goal to down Calgary 3-2.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The fading Senators fell to the Florida Panthers 4-2.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators are still only five points out of a playoff berth, but if they don’t turn things around soon, those playoff hopes will be toast.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers dropped their fourth straight game, falling 4-2 to the Colorado Avalanche.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: For a small defenseman, Tobias Enstrom plays a big role for the Jets.