Canadiens fall to the Blue Jackets, Senators lose to Lightning, Oilers lose to the Sabres, updates on Paul Ranger and Jiri Hudler and the latest on the Canucks and Jets.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi’s giveaway led to Ryan Johansen’s game-winning goal as the Blue Jackets edged the Habs 3-2.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators moved a step closer to playoff elimination with a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was the Senators fifth straight loss.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers dropped a 3-1 decision to the Buffalo Sabres.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Lightning move two points ahead of the Candiens into second in the Atlantic Division. The Senators fall nine points out of playoff contention.
TORONTO STAR: The Maple Leafs announced defenseman Paul Ranger was released from hospital yesterday but provided no other details. Rangers was stretchered from the ice at the end of the first period of the recent Lightning-Leafs game after he was boarded by Alex Killorn.
CALGARY HERALD: Jiri Hudler (groin injury) will return to the Flames lineup when they face the Nashville Predators tonight. Hudler missed seven games.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: There’s a chance Canucks coach John Tortorella won’t be fired if the club makes the playoffs.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets depth is helping them cope with a recent rash of injuries.