Recaps of games involving Canadian NHL teams, the Canucks re-sign backup goalie Eddie Lack and the Flames try to recover from an ugly loss to the Dallas Stars.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Overcoming a slow start and a 2-0 deficit, the Senators roared back to down the Boston Bruins 4-2. Chris Neil, Jason Spezza, Jared Cowen and Bobby Ryan were the Senators goalscorers, but they lost Ryan in the third period after taking an elbow in the head from Dennis Seidenberg.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Seidenberg could face suspension for that elbow. The seriousness of Ryan’s injury remains unknown.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets rallied from a 2-1 deficit to down the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2, marking their third straight shootout win. Dustin Byfuglien led the way with two power-play goals.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: David Desharnais finally scored a goal this season, as his shootout tally lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
TORONTO STAR: Minus their three top centers, the Maple Leafs fell to the Buffalo Sabres 3-1, providing Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan with their first victory with the Sabres.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers lost again, falling to the San Jose Sharks 3-1.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’m getting weary of describing each Oilers loss. Barring a comeback of historic proportions, the Oilers are already out of playoff contention. The hole they’ve dug themselves is too deep to climb out of.
VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks yesterday re-signed backup goalie Eddie Lack to a two-year contract worth $2.3 million, with an average cap hit of $1.15 million.
CALGARY SUN: The Flames will try to move past their recent lopsided loss to the Dallas Stars.