The Maple Leafs get their butts kicked by the Bruins…Struggling Canucks blanked by Wild…Hemsky rounding back into form…Flames maintain their faith in a playoff berth…Chris Neil speaks out on Saturday’s bout with Leafs Grabovski…The reason behind the Jets poor road record…Eller adjusting to being a winger.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs suffered their most humiliating defeat of the season, falling 8-0 to the Boston Bruins.
VANCOUVER SUN: The struggling Canucks were shut out 2-0 by the lowly Minnesota Wild. If there wasn’t much reason for concern about the Canucks recent troubles beforehand, this loss – and their recent one to the woeful Montreal Canadiens – should elevate those concerns.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers winger Ales Hemsky is getting closer to being the player he was before his injuries. It won’t mean much for this season but perhaps bodes well for next season.
CALGARY HERALD: The Flames back-to-back losses hasn’t dampened the club’s belief they can make the playoffs. They cannot afford, however, to lose many more games if they hope to keep their playoff drive alive.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators enforcer Chris Neil claimed he wasn’t looking for a fight with Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski during Saturday’s games between the two clubs.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec believes poor defensive play is behind his club’s poor road record.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Lars Eller is adjusting to playing on the wing.