Oilers defeat the Lightning, Canucks fall to Ducks, Penguins beat the Jets, updates on P.K. Subban, Nazem Kadri and Sean Monahan, plus the latest on the Senators.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Boyd Gordon scored the game winner as the Oilers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3, marking only the third time this season they’ve beaten a a team holding a playoff berth. The loss was costly for the Lightning as goalie Ben Bishop left the game with an injury to his right arm or hand. No word yet as to the severity of his injury.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Bishop’s out for a lengthy period it could be a serious blow for the Lightning. He’s a big reason they’re a playoff contender.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Despite a 45-save performance by Eddie Lack the Canucks fell 4-3 in overtime to the Anaheim Ducks. The Sedins had a hand in all three Canucks goals. The Canucks also learned starter Roberto Luongo is out with an apparent ankle or foot injury. No indication yet of the severity of his injury.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Evgeni Malkin scored twice and Kris Letang collected an assist in their respective returns to the Penguins lineup, helping their club edge the Winnipeg Jets 6-5. Evander Kane had a three-point performance in a losing cause.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban wasn’t happy over a penalty call which saw him banished to the penalty box in overtime during his club’s 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday to the Ottawa Senators.
TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri is struggling to overcome the current funk in his performance.
CALGARY HERALD: The Flames remains patient with rookie Sean Monahan, who’s struggling after a hot start to the season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: One reason for his struggles was a foot fracture he suffered in late-November.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators recent hot streak could be an indicator they’ve finally turned the corner this season.