NHL Canadian Corner – December 22, 2013.

Canadiens the sole winners among the Canadian teams in action on Saturday. Check out the game recaps, plus the latest on Jets’ forward Michael Frolik and Canucks coach John Tortorella.

Canadiens celebrate David Desharnais' overtime goal.

Canadiens celebrate David Desharnais’ overtime goal.

LA PRESSE: After blowing a 3-0 lead to the Nashville Predators, David Desharnais’ overtime goal lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 victory. The win was overshadowed by an injury to Predators rookie Seth Jones, who was struck near his left eye by a shot in the first period and didn’t return.

TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs fell in a shootout 5-4 to the Detroit Red Wings.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Antoine Vermette’s overtime goal (his third goal of the game) gave the Phoenix Coyotes a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.

CALGARY SUN: Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins staved off a rally by the Flames to win 4-3.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: The St. Louis Blues crushed the Oilers 6-0.

WINNIPEG SUN: Michael Frolik has turned into a pleasant surprise for the Jets this season.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks coach John Tortorella is willing to try just about anything to break a tie.


  1. Wow, how long can the defensive blunders and lack of one on one coverage in their own zone continue under Carlyle’s leadership. I can’t see Carlyle and his assistants not harping on this at every practice but it seems to fall on deaf ears. Seems like almost every player had a defensive blunder last night including the guys on the defensive 3rd line unit. Out worked in their own end on every goal. Phaneuf was absolutely gassed at the end of the game and he only played 25min, what gives?

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      • Nice follow up. I can’t stop reading your insightful response.