Canucks blank Kings…Flames keep playoff hopes alive with win over Stars…Senators deal potential death blow to Jets playoff hopes…Maple Leafs face tough practices as season winds down…Oilers strong finish inspires cautious optimism…Canadiens in line for a high draft pick.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Roberto Luongo backstopped the Canucks to a 1-o win over the Los Angeles Kings.
CALGARY HERALD: The Flames kept their flickering playoff hopes alive with a 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars.
OTTAWA SUN/WINNIPEG SUN: Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson scored twice (including the game winner), and Erik Karlsson had a three-point night, as the Senators downed the Winnipeg Jets 6-4, dealing the Jets playoff hopes a potentially fatal blow. The Senators will also be without the services of goalie Ben Bishop for the remainder of the regular season, due to a groin injury suffered during Saturday’s win over Pittsburgh.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs playoff hopes are all but dashed, but Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle will maintain practice intensity.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers 5-0-2 record in their last seven games is inspiring cautious optimism looking ahead to next season.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens are likely to get a high draft pick.