NHL Canadian Corner – March 25, 2014

Canadiens snap Bruins winning streak, Senators beat the Lightning, Jets fall to the Stars, Flames upset the Sharks, updates on Henrik Sedin and Viktor Fasth, and the latest on the Leafs. 

Alex Galchenyuk scores the winning goal against the Bruins.

Alex Galchenyuk scores the winning goal against the Bruins.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Alex Galchenyuk scored in a shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins, snapping the latter’s 12-game winning streak. Habs goalie Peter Budaj made 28 saves for the win.

OTTAWA SUN: Jason Spezza netted the winning goal via shootout and Robin Lehner made 35 saves as the Ottawa Senators edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3.

WINNIPEG SUN: Kari Lehtonen made 32 saves backstopping the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Bryan Little tallied the Jets’ only goal.

CALGARY HERALD: Mike Cammalleri scored in a shootout and Karri Ramo turned aside 33 shots to lift the Flames to a 2-1 upset win over the San Jose Sharks, who earned a point and clinched a playoff berth.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Canadiens and Lightning are now tied with 87 points for second overall in the Eastern Conference but the Bolts have a game in hand. The Senators are nine point out of playoff contention. The Sharks remain atop the Pacific Division, two points up on Anaheim. The Jets are now seven points out of a playoff berth in the Western Conference. 

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks captain Henrik Sedin (lower-body injury) could be sidelined up to two weeks.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers backup goalie Viktor Fasth suffered a head/neck injury in practice and will miss tonight’s game against the San Jose Sharks.

TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs president Tim Leiweke laughs off fans concerns over the club’s recent struggles. He remains confident the Leafs will make the playoffs.


  1. Great game Habs! Great game Emelin! Clean hit, gets called a chicken by a guy who spears him in the nuts from behind and denies he did anything to the media. Ya, typical bruins BS on and off the ice. Booooods played a great game when he had to. Dirty hit on Weise, hope he’s ok. Hope Moen is good after a hard right cross from Miller. No new boston win streak record for you! Habs have done a great job being physical against the B’s and then letting them act like fools. Look at Chara and Boychuk after a clean hit on Lucic. Just acted like morons and if Montreal could have clicked on one or two of those early power plays that game would have been 2/3-0 after one and it would have been over for the B’s. Great game aside from the Weise play.

    • not a Canadiens fan or a Bruins one for that matter but anyone who keeps marchand on their team loses the right to complain about low hits. Lucic has a history of hitting from behind and only fighting players smaller than himself. let’s not forget how he famously ducked Laraque when challenged and then hid behind his coach, real tough guys fight anyone that challenges them they don’t pick and choose.

  2. The bruins are proving why they are the most hated team in hockey. What a complete lack of integrity! Late hits, spearing, checks from behind, diving…they are the epitome of garbage hockey. They should be kicked out of the league, but instead you have morons on NBC praising them! Let me give you a tip. Finishing a check is okay in my book, as long as it is preventing the player from moving the puck. This late hit bruin garbage is intended to injure, not impede, and that is why they are the worst garbage team in the league!