NHL Canadian Corner – October 13, 2013.

The Maple Leafs down the Oilers in overtime, the Canadiens defeat the Canucks, the Sharks beat the Senators, plus the latest on the Jets and Flames.

TORONTO STAR/EDMONTON JOURNAL: Dave Bolland scored in overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 in a game which featured plenty of offense, sloppy defense and inconsistent goaltending. The Oilers made winger Nail Yakupov a healthy scratch for the first time in his brief NHL career.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Yakupov was pointless in his first four games. Coach Dallas Eakins was sending a message that not only does he expect better from Yakupov, but no one is above being scratched from the lineup.

Roberto Luongo reacts as the puck caroms off his skate into the net.

Roberto Luongo reacts as the puck caroms off his skate into the net.

MONTREAL GAZETTE/VANCOUVER PROVINCE: A flukey goal accredited to Lars Eller proved the winner as the Montreal Canadiens downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-1. Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis was the scapegoat as the puck slipped off his stick and bounced off goalie Roberto Luongo’s skate into the net.

OTTAWA SUN: The San Jose Sharks stretched their season-opening record to 5-0-0 downing the Ottawa Senators 3-2. The win proved costly, as Sharks forward Tomas Hertl left the game for observation following a collision with Senators forward Clarke MacArthur.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: No word how long Hertl could be sidelined. The hit was neither malicious or targeted.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets are talking a good game but so far it hasn’t translated into wins during their three-game losing skid.

CALGARY SUN: One reason the Flames are off to a surprising start is they lead the league in blocking shots.

2 Comments

  1. “The San Jose Sharks stretched their season-opening record to 5-0-0 downing the San Jose Sharks 3-2.”

    They must have split their team into 2 or you’re having an early morning eh Lyle? :)

    • Thanks, it’s fixed. Bit foggy today. Head cold.