Blue Jackets down the Canucks, Jets fall to the Predators, updates on Tayler Hall and Michael Cammalleri, plus the latest on the Maple Leafs, Senators and Canadiens.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Despite a strong effort by backup Eddie Lack, the Canucks fell 3-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
WINNIPEG SUN: Bad luck, bad mistakes and bad shooting resulted in the Jets falling 3-1 to the Nashville Predators.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers winger Taylor Hall has returned to Edmonton for an MRI on his injured left knee suffered during the Oilers 3-1 win Saturday over the Ottawa Senators.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Oilers began the season without Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (since returned from shoulder surgery) and Sam Gagner (due to return in November from a broken jaw). Losing Hall, who’s arguably their best forward, for a significant period could be a serious blow.
CALGARY SUN: Some good news for the Flames, as veteran winger Michael Cammalleri is back practicing full strength and could return to the lineup very soon. Cammalleri hasn’t played since early in pre-season owing to a hand/wrist injury.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: James Mirtle noted the Toronto Maple Leafs recent losses highlights their puck possession problems.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Leafs have been winning despite their problems but they can only go so long before it starts costing them more games.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators must reduce their shots-against and their time in the penalty box.
LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens depth will be tested as Max Pacioretty, Daniel Briere and Brandon Prust were recently sidelined by injuries.