Canucks down the Sharks, Senators beat the Canadiens, Blues douse the Flames, Lightning defeat the Oilers, plus updates on the Maple Leafs and Jets.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Despite Roberto Luongo giving up another strange goal and the Sedins failing to garner a point, the Canucks downed the San Jose Sharks 4-2, snapping a nine-game losing streak against the Sharks.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Canucks are showing a resolve overcoming what in the past would be back-breaking goals against them. That they got this win without the Sedins hitting the score sheet may be a positive sign they’re getting production from elsewhere in the lineup.
OTTAWA SUN/LA PRESSE: Two goals in 37 seconds during the second period lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens, snapping a five-game losing streak at home, whilst handing the Habs their fourth straight loss.
CALGARY HERALD: The St. Louis Blues doused the Flames 3-2, handing them their second straight loss. The Flames received bad news earlier in the day, learning winger Curtis Glencross is sidelined six weeks with a sprained MCL, joining injured teammates Mark Giordano and Lee Stempniak on the sidelines
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Expect the Flames to turn to their younger players to fill in for their injured veterans.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers winger Taylor Hall scored a goal in his return from an knee injury, but it didn’t prevent his club from falling 4-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Steven Stamkos scored twice for the Bolts.
TORONTO STAR: David Clarkson is still trying to find his niche with the Maple Leafs.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets lead the NHL in waiver wire pickups.