Recaps of Sunday’s games involving Canadian NHL teams, plus the latest on the Maple Leafs and Jets.
MONTREAL GAZETTE/BOSTON GLOBE: The Montreal Canadiens took advantage of a misconduct penalty to Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, as David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty scored to give the Habs a 4-3 win over the Bruins. Chara was assessed 17 minutes in penalties for attacking Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin after he broke his stick cross-checking Tyler Seguin. The win gives the Canadiens sole possession of first overall in the Eastern Conference.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: An understandable reaction by Chara, but it wound up costing his team.
STARTRIBUNE.COM/EDMONTON JOURNAL: Third period goals by Mikko Koivu, Charlie Coyle and Dany Heatley lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 win over the slumping Edmonton Oilers, who were outshot in the second period 18-0.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Tavares goal was the only real excitement in a game which I felt was a total bore. No offense to fans of either club, but this game was a yawn.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leaf Mark Fraser is looking forward to facing his former team, the New Jersey Devils, when the two clubs square off tonight.
WINNIPEG SUN: Will the Winnipeg Jets finally find a road to redemption?