NHL Canadian Corner – November 21, 2013.

Senators fall to the Wild, Flames loss to the Blue Jackets, updates on Roberto Luongo, David Perron,  Nazem Kadri, and Mark Scheifele, plus a review of the Canadiens performance at the season’s quarter-mark.

Mikko Koivu celebrates his game-winning goal over the Senators.

Mikko Koivu celebrates his game-winning goal over the Senators.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Mikko Koivu’s late goal snapped a 3-3 to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the slumping Ottawa Senators. Kyle Turris, Mika Zibanejad and Milan Michalek scored for the Senators.

CALGARY SUN: Goaltender Reto Berra’s heroics weren’t enough to prevent the Flames from falling 2-1 in overtime to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks may be struggling to score, but they’re getting strong goaltending from Roberto Luongo.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Luongo’s play has silenced critics concerned over how the Canucks inability to trade him would affect his performance this season. 

EDMONTON JOURNAL: David Perron has become an effective shift disturber for the Oilers.

TORONTO SUN: Nazem Kadri returns from his three-game suspension tonight against the Nashville Predators.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets rookie Mark Scheifele has struggled to score since the club’s season-opener.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens get a passing grade for their performance in the opening quarter of the season.

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  1. People keep reporting that Luongo is playing from well to great but other than wins the #’s say he has been average at best. His goals against average is 26th overall, 16th if you only count starters, goalies from 2 goalie systems or goalies playing as starters due to injury but having played at least 7 games, a 1/3 of the current season. His save % is even worse, 36th overall or 21st using the same criteria as goals against. Those #’s say he’s been on the bottom 1/2 of average.