NHL Canadian Corner – November 20, 2013.

Recaps of games involving Canadian NHL teams, Evander Kane’s offensive struggles, and a review of the Flames at the season’s quarter-mark.

TORONTO STAR: David Clarkson scored his first goal of the season and call-up Trevor Smith had a three-point night as the Maple Leafs downed the New York Islanders 5-2.

Max Pacioretty (center) celebrates one of his three goals against the Wild.

Max Pacioretty (center) celebrates one of his three goals against the Wild.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Max Pacioretty scored a natural hat trick and David Desharnais collected a pair of assists to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

EDMONTON SUN: David Perron had a four-point game as the Oilers pounded the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-0.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Goals by Kimmo Timonen and Wayne Simmonds 23 seconds apart snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 win over the struggling Ottawa Senators.

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks coach John Tortorella ripped his club’s performance following a 3-2 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers, calling the loss his club’s worst game of the season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Canucks are really struggling to score lately, which could force management into the trade market if they’re not already shopping around for a scorer.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets forward Evander Kane hasn’t scored in nine games but he’s still generating plenty of shots and scoring chances.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Kane’s slump has sparked some trade rumors but I don’t believe the Jets will move him. It’s only a matter of time until he breaks through this slump.

CALGARY SUN: Randy Sportak looks at the good and bad of the Flames performance at the season’s quarter point.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: While the Flames won’t be playoff contenders this season, they’ve had a better start to this season than many observers predicted.


  1. Tallon lit a fire under those Panthers. Wins over my Avs then the Canucks

  2. No mention about the worst no call goal in NHL history, that totally deflated the Senators and gave all the momentum to the Flyers?