NHL Canadian Corner – December 29, 2013

Canadiens edge the Lightning, Senators down the Bruins, Oilers fall to the Flyers, Tyler Bozak to return to the Leafs lineup, Ondrej Pavelec unhappy over recent performace, Dennis Wideman soon to return to the Flames and Eddie Lack prepares to fill in for the sidelined Roberto Luongo.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Lars Eller’s shootout goal lifted the Canadiens to a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Habs forward Max Pacioretty was struck in the face by a puck midway through the first period but returned to action after receiving several stitches.

Bobby Ryan scores the game-winning goal against the Bruins.

Bobby Ryan scores the game-winning goal against the Bruins.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators squandered a 3-1 lead but Bobby Ryan’s late breakaway goal carried them to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins.

EDMONTON SUN: Ilya Bryzgalov ensured the Oilers got a point against his former club in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Oilers blew two leads and were out-shot 36-15.

TORONTO STAR: Center Tyler Bozak will make his return from an oblique/rib cage muscle strain when the Maple Leafs face off today against the Carolina Hurricanes. The injury sidelined Bozak for 12 games.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec remains upset over his performance in a recent game against Minnesota, when he was pulled after giving up three goals on six shots in the first period.

CALGARY SUN: Sidelined Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman (broken hand) could return to action later this week.

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks backup Eddie Lack is prepared to “step up” filling in for the injured Roberto Luongo.


  1. Eller made that SO winner easy. He needs a bigger role. He’s adding a edge to his game and is tossing some solid hits. Price played great. Need another win tonight with Buuuuds in net.

    Side note: See Silvas leg!?!? :/

  2. Just about to que up the fire Carlyle speech again when he sits Holland for Smithson now that Bozak is back.

    • I am not so sure thats going to happen …that would not be the smartest thing to do as Holland is on fire right now ..if anything Id sit Clarkson or Kadri to get a message across !

      On one hand I want to see youth take hold of this team …but on the other hand …I really dont like the make up of the Leafs anymore ..and moving with Dion as the captain really sucks ….this is the 5th year in the Nonis Burke ERA …and I see GREAT individual talents but team chemistry is not there to win any type of playoff series or to be a cup contender in the next 2 -3 years …

  3. Yes yes bozak will solve all the Leaf problems. Look for a big turn around. Holland sitting? Another bone head move.