Flames move within a point of eighth in the West with win over the Jets…Canucks Chris Higgins overcoming effects of staph infection…Maple Leafs won’t tank the season…Senators rookie Jared Cowen among league’s top hitters…Canadiens recall Louis Leblanc again…Time is now for Oilers’ Linus Omark.
CALGARY HERALD/WINNIPEG SUN: Miikka Kiprusoff made 42 saves, backstopping the Calgary Flames to a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets, moving the Flames back to within one point of eighth overall in the Western Conference. The Jets remain tied for eighth overall in the Eastern Conference, but the Capitals hold a game in hand.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks forward Chris Higgins finally seems to be back in form after spending months fighting off a staph infection.
TORONTO SUN: Some Maple Leafs followers would prefer their club “tank” the season to move up into the 2012 entry draft lottery, but don’t expect the Leafs to do it.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators rookie defenseman Jared Cowen is among the league’s top twenty hitters this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Cowen’s performance this season is among the contributing factors in the Senators surprising performance this season, and why they’re in line to clinch a playoff berth.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens have recalled forward Louis Leblanc, due to David Desharnais’ recent lower-body injury.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The time is now for Oilers forward Linus Omark to make a difference.