NHL Canadian Corner – March 11, 2012.

Andrei Markov’s return helps Canadiens down slumping Canucks…Maple Leafs drop a close one to Flyers…Senators fall to Sabres…Avalanche down Oilers in a shootout…Jets waiting to see where they stand…Matt Stajan’s performance improving of late.

 

Markov's return helps Habs down Canucks.

LA PRESSE: Andrei Markov picked up an assist in his first game back from knee surgery, helping the Montreal Canadiens down the slumping Vancouver Canucks 4-1.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: An impressive debut for Markov. The Canucks, meanwhile, had problems against a weak Canadiens team they should’ve easily beaten, indicative of their struggles in recent games.

TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs played solid defense, but showed little offense, in their 1-0 shootout loss to the Flyers.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators blew three 1-goal leads and ultimately fell to the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in a shootout.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators ran into a desperate Sabres team fighting to keep its playoff hopes alive.

EDMONTON SUN: The Colorado Avalanche edged the Oilers 3-2 in a shootout.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets are enjoying a few days break in the schedule, but should know by Monday how much ground they might need to make up in the standings.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Jets are currently ninth overall, only two points out of a playoff berth.

CALGARY HERALD: Matt Stajan’s improved performance of late is helping keep the Flames in the thick of the playoff race.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Hopefully, he can keep this going the rest of the way. 

1 Comment

  1. Great to see Markov back. I’ve always liked him and was hoping he would be able to play again. I was starting to have doubts, but hopefully he can stay healthy until the end of the year and put this in the past. He looked like he was going to tackle PK after he scored lol. Good to see. Now, quit messing with the draft pick boys! Stay in that top 5! Lol