NHL Canadian Corner – January 29, 2014

Maple Leafs edge the Lightning, Canadiens blank the Hurricanes, Senators down the Blue Jackets, Flames upset the Blackhawks, Jets fall to the Predators, plus the latest on Evander Kane, Alex Burrows and Matt Hendricks.

TORONTO SUN: Nazem Kadri scored twice and James van Riemsdyk potted the game winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Carey Price made 36 saves as the Canadiens shut out the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0. Max Pacioretty tallied his 22nd goal of the season for the Habs.

Jason Spezza celebrates his goal against the Blue Jackets.

Jason Spezza celebrates his goal against the Blue Jackets.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Jason Spezza scored the game winning goal as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2, handing the latter their third straight loss. Earlier in the day, it was reported the Senators will sign a new 12-year broadcasting deal with Bell Media.

CALGARY HERALD: T.J Brodie scored in overtime to lift the Calgary Flames to a 5-4 upset win over the Chicago Blackhawks, handing the defending Stanley Cup champions their fourth straight defeat. It was the Flames third straight win. Marian Hossa scored twice for the ‘Hawks.

WINNIPEG SUN: Mike Fisher’s power-play goal early in the third snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets, who learned earlier in the day winger Evander Kane (hand infection) will be sidelined until the upcoming Olympic break.

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks winger Alex Burrows is offering no excuses for his ongoing goalless drought (22 games).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Burrows, a former 30-goal scorer, has been hampered by injuries this season.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: New Oiler Matt Hendricks is providing a new voice of leadership since joining the club in a recent trade.


  1. Sooner or later the Kadri rumors gotta stop. Nuff said.

    The Hawks looked awful. Maybe the start of a skid? If you include the Olympics its going to be a tonne of hockey played by 10 of their players fatigue could be an issue coming back and going down the stretch in to the playoffs.

    • Kadri’s highlight goal last night should have helped increase his trade value but his selfishness shone through as he tried desperately to get a hat trick leaving at least three perfect passing opportunities for a sure goal by his line mates. One step forward and two steps back.

      • No…there were three sticks there around the puck, you think that when you’re in that close to the net the right play is to pass? If you recall the gunnerson pass off vs driving it to the net, you can bet you life the coaches instructed their players to shoot and not make/look for a pretty pass. Selfish, ha! Damn selfish 23rd!
        TRADE HIM!!!!

        • *23yr old.

          • “Miserable Moore”. I like that new name, can you change it? It suits you perfectly.

          • WOW!
            Magic Hands at 22 years old and only 150 games into his tenure…..you DO NOT give up on that kind of talent that early unless you are BLOWN away and the player ( players ) coming back have all ready made a better impact in the NHL .

            You just don’t especially when trying to build and maintain a core which has taken 5 years to get to !

            Trade bait includes:

            In order of needs from other teams ……( IMO )


  2. “Mr. Know it all Moore” speaks again. You still don’t get it… I could care less about your opinion so why bother writing your “know it all” opinions below my post.

  3. Kadri and Gardiner aren’t going anywhere! Reimer too! Can’t we just move on already?!? Queue the Franson and Raymond rumours. Those two bums need to go!