Oilers double up the Canucks, plus the latest on Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk, Blake Wheeler, Max Pacioretty and Ladislav Smid, plus the Senators are set to cash in on a new TV deal.
EDMONTON JOURNAL/VANCOUVER PROVINCE:
Eric David Perron’s hat trick powered the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Canucks forward Jordan Schroeder tallied both goals for his club which went in off Oilers defenseman Corey Potter.
TORONTO SUN: Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk are nursing minor injuries but are expected to be in the lineup when the Maple Leafs face the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: With the Leafs jockeying for a playoff berth they cannot afford to lose their top two forwards.
WINNIPEG SUN: Winger Blake Wheeler is becoming the go-to guy for the Jets offense this season.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Max Pacioretty defended Canadiens coach Michel Therrien, who’s been the brunt of criticism over the club’s recent losing skid.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That won’t silence Therrien’s critics. Only winning will.
CALGARY HERALD: The Flames hope to have defenseman Ladislav Smid back in the lineup when they face the Chicago Blackhawks tonight.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators are set to cash in on a new local TV and radio deal. It remains to be seen if it’ll be either Sportsnet or TSN who carries their games.