NHL Canadian Corner – March 5, 2012.

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.

Bogosian out a week.

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.


  1. Every time the Habs take a lead, I start hearing “Yakety Sax” in my head…

  2. AKA the “Benny Hill Show” theme song.

  3. Lol. That’s a hilarious! I immediately see Campoli when I imagine it. Haha.

  4. But Carey Price does give up a lot of easy goals and has been doing it his whole career.
    I think he has been over rated since day 1. When he gets on a good streak he is a star
    Otherwise his a good goalie at best.

  5. “But Carey Price does give up a lot of easy goals and has been doing it his whole career.”

    Can say the same thing about Luongo… high expectations, sometimes when I look at the stats, they don’t seem so bad, even with the bad goals.