NHL Canadian Corner – Friday, March 29, 2013.

Recaps of Thursday’s games featuring Canadian NHL teams, Jarome Iginla says goodbye to Calgary, and Brendan Gallagher had fun beating the Bruins on Wednesday.


CALGARY HERALD: Jarome Iginla held a press conference yesterday to thank and say farewell to the Flames organization, his teammates and the fans of Calgary. Earlier yesterday, Iginla was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for two prospects and a first round pick.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The harsh reality of Iginla’s departure sets in for Flames fans, while speculation now turns to Jay Bouwmeester and Miikka Kiprusoff as to which current Flames player could be the next one dealt.

Joffrey Lupul scores the game-winning goal as the Leafs down the Hurricanes.

Joffrey Lupul scores the game-winning goal as the Leafs down the Hurricanes.

TORONTO STAR/NEWSOBSERVER.COM: The Toronto Maple Leafs overcame a 3-2 third period deficit with four straight goals to down the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3. The win gave the Leafs a five-point cushion over the seventh overall New Jersey Devils, while handing the slumping Hurricanes their seventh straight loss.

OTTAWA SUN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Ben Bishop made 24 saves backstopping the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 shutout of the New York Rangers. The victory kept the Senators two points up on the sixth-place Toronto Maple Leafs.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE/DENVER POST: Cory Schneider made 32 saves and the Sedin Twins each scored a goal as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Minnesota Wild 4-1. The win vaults the Canucks over the Minnesota Wild into first in the Northwest Division as the two clubs continue to jockey for the top spot.

EDMONTON JOURNAL/COLUMBUS DISPATCH: The Edmonton Oilers rallied from a 4-3 deficit with three straight third period goals to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-4. The Oilers and Blue Jackets are now in a four-way tie with Dallas and Phoenix, sitting three points out of eighth overall in the Western Conference.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Pittsburgh Penguins won their 14th straight game with a 4-0 shutout of the Winnipeg Jets.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens rookie Brendan Gallagher, who scored the game-winning goal in the Canadiens 6-5 comeback win over the Boston Bruins, proclaimed that game was one of the “funnest” he’s ever played.

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  The kid is one of many pleasant surprises for the Habs this season.


    Lupuls goal was…… UNREAL!!!

    Wins and losses were definitely in the Leafs favour ……seperated from the Canes on there own terms and Ottawa helped keep the Rangers away with a timely win as well, all that combined with 3 points out of 4 on Boston and its been a good week!

    Schneider & Luongo
    With Cory playing so well …..will it make Gillis a little more interested to let Luongo go cheaper than his previous asking price ….if only to fill in a huge whole at center and get rid of the albetrose contractso he can make a different or signifoicant move with the money available from that deal.

    If the Oilers get Dekeyser and fall back a bit they will end up with a top draft AGAIN to add to the depth of the team moving forward…..IMO the Oilers should look to make a better move in the off season or at the Draft as they do need some size upfront and will need some better veteran top 6 players upfront and on D.

    Gallaghar…reminds me a lot of Skinner on Canes and St louis in Tampa ….this Kid will produce the longer he plays ,he sees the ice so well and is such an unselfish player!!

    P.S. I have such a hangover from the Kessel kool aid last night ….LMAO….sorry coudnt resist!!!

    • @Backchecking

      Sorry buddy I will no longer be commenting in Canadian corner on the state of the Leafs since I am now under Russian censorship. lol

      If I can’t express my opinion about certian players on the Leafs or fight back when being called an idiot or brain dead or to @#$% off by certian bullies then I see no point. See you in the Rumors section to talk stricktly trade rumours for 3 more days. You are on your own in the Canadian section.

      Hopefully this post makes it to you brother but there’s a good chance it may not…

      • Thank you comrade!

  2. I can’t believe I’m writing this.. but I hope the Leafs catch the Sens for 5th place. Then they can deal with Boston or Mtl in the first round.

    The Sens have said it’s very unlikely they will have Spezza in the lineup this season. So no Spezza, Karlsson and I think they will keep Cowen out… will make it very difficult for the Sens in the playoffs.

    Yes the Sens are playing very well.. but playoffs are a completely different game. The Sens may have a better chance against Winnipeg than against Bos or Mtl…

    Good win over the Rangers last night.. and congrats to Bishop on his first NHL shutout. I believe they held Nash to no shots on net…

    The experienced Rangers with their 4 superstars (Lundqvist, Nash, Richards, Gaborik) were outplayed for most of the game by a much younger and inexperienced team…

  3. I had to reread your post but with an italian accent when I read “albetrose contractso he can make a different or signifoicant move”

    Thanks for that 😀 Btw I agree he will lower his asking price in the end, for what is the million dollar question.