NHL Canadian Corner – March 17, 2014

Canadiens blank the Sabres, Canucks beat the Panthers, Jets pound the Stars, Leafs beaten by the Capitals, Senators fall to the Avalanche, Oilers edge the Hurricanes, plus the latest on Curtis Glencross.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Backup Dustin Tokarski made 29 saves as the Canadiens shut out the Buffalo Sabres 2-0.

Nicklas Jensen scores the game winner against Roberto Luongo and the Panthers.

Nicklas Jensen scores the game winner against Roberto Luongo and the Panthers.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Eddie Lack out-dueled Roberto Luongo as the Canucks edged the Florida Panthers 4-3 in a shootout. It was Luongo’s first game against the Canucks since they traded him nearly two weeks ago back to the Panthers.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Blake Wheeler (4 assists), Dustin Byfuglien, Tobias Enstrom and Olli Jokinen (3 points each) led the way as the Jets thumped the Dallas Stars 7-2.

TORONTO SUN: Troy Brouwer scored twice as the Washington Capitals doubled up the Maple Leafs 4-2. Dion Phaneuf had a goal and an assist for the Leafs.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That loss combined with the Canadiens win vaulted the Habs over the Leafs for second in the Atlantic Division.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Matt Duchene collected two assists to help the Colorado Avalanche down the Senators 3-1.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators have won only three of their last ten games and fallen seven points out of a playoff berth. With only 15 games remaining in their season, the Sens’ margin of error is steadily shrinking.

EDMONTON SUN: Justin Schultz scored the game-winning goal as the Oilers nipped the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1.

CALGARY SUN: Curtis Glencross credits former Anaheim and Columbus teammate Sergei Fedorov for providing an example of how to help young players.