The Senators blow an early lead and fall to the Panthers….Flames special teams fail in yet another loss…Jets Zach Bogosian out a week…Canucks not getting it done on the power-play…Mike Komisarek hoping for fresh start playing for a new head coach….Darcy Hordichuk knows his role with Oilers…Canadiens season like a Monty Python sketch.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators blew a 2-0 first period lead to fall to the Florida Panthers 4-2.
CALGARY HERALD: The Flames special teams let them down in their 3-2 OT loss to the Dallas Stars, giving up a PP and a short-handed goal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s now crunch time for the Flames, as they cannot afford many more losses if they hope to get back into a playoff spot.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets will be without defenseman Zach Bogosian for at least a week, as he re-aggravated an upper body injury.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks power-play, one of their strengths last season, hasn’t been as strong this season.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek is hoping for a fresh start under new Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Komisarek was frequently in Ron Wilson’s doghouse and his performance declined noticeably since joining the Leafs. It’ll be interesting to see how he performs for Carlyle.
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers agitator Darcy Hordichuk is hoping his performance down the stretch will earn him a new contract with the club.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens season has been like a Monty Python sketch.