Canadiens edge the Devils, Flames upset the Coyotes, plus the latest on Nazem Kadri, Ilya Bryzgalov, David Booth, Joe Corvo and Jacob Trouba.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: David Desharnais scored the game-tying goal and the shootout winner as the Canadiens edged the New Jersey Devils 4-3.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Desharnais continues to improve, putting his poor start to this season behind him.
CALGARY HERALD: Flames captain Mark Giordano scored in his return from a broken
jaw ankle as Calgary upset the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri was given some time off to attend the funeral of his grandfather, who passed away earlier in the week.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Condolences to the Kadri family on their loss.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers have placed goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on IR with an upper-body injury.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s that type of season for the Oilers. Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: After being hampered by injuries the past two years, working with a skating coach is helping Canucks winger David Booth regain his form.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Little-used veteran defenseman Joe Corvo is starting to make some noise for the Senators.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets rookie defenseman Jacob Trouba’s performance has far exceeded the club’s expectations.