Leafs need both goalies to beat the Kings, Oilers downed by the Blues, plus the latest on Henrik Sedin, Carey Price, Craig Anderson, Paul Maurice and Lance Bouma.
TORONTO SUN: James Reimer replaced an injured Jonathan Bernier (lower-body injury) to make 31 saves (shaking off a collision with Jarret Stoll in the process) to carry the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory, snapping the Kings eight-game win streak.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: No updates as to the severity of Bernier’s injury.
EDMONTON SUN: Four unanswered third period goals lifted the St. Louis Blues to a 6-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks captain Henrik Sedin supported embattled head coach John Tortorella, whose future behind the Vancouver bench has become the topic of conjecture among Vancouver pundits and fans.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Plenty of panic among Canucks followers of late, but it remains to be seen if ownership feels the same.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens coach Michel Therrien gave his players the day off following their 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Boston Bruins. As for Carey Price’s status, it’s believed his lower-body injury is tendinitis in one of his knees, which bodes well for his eventual return.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Habs recent woes aren’t just related to Price’s absence. They’re still struggling to find the back of the net.
OTTAWA SUN: Starting goalie Craig Anderson (shoulder) might not be ready to play when the Senators face off against the Canadiens on Saturday.
WINNIPEG SUN: Expect the Jets to do whatever it can to re-sign interim head coach Paul Maurice. It’s rumored he’s reluctant to continue coaching in Winnipeg beyond this season due to family commitments.
CALGARY SUN: Flames center Lance Bouma is earning praise for his willingness to block shots.