NHL Canadian Corner – October 22, 2013.

Sean Monahan stars in Flames win over Kings, plus updates on Erik Karlsson, Ryan Smyth, Jordan Eberle, Brandon Prust and more.

Sean Monahan (L) celebrates his goal against the Kings.

Sean Monahan (L) celebrates his goal against the Kings.

CALGARY HERALD: Rookie center Sean Monahan scored his sixth goal of the season while T.J. Brodie netted the game-winner with 29 second left in the game as the Flames upset the Los Angeles Kings 3-2.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: There’s still debate among Flames followers over whether the club should keep Monahan or send him back to junior for one more season. I believe Monahan’s not only earned a regular roster spot, he could go on to become a Calder Trophy nominee this season. Keep the kid. He’s earned it.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is looking forward to having a pre-game dinner with former teammate Daniel Alfredsson before the Senators tangle with the Detroit Red Wings tomorrow. Alfredsson, the former long-time Senators, signed with the Red Wings this past summer.

EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers will be without Ryan Smyth and could be without Jordan Eberle when they meet the Canadiens in Montreal tonight.  The club won’t say what’s ailing the duo, but Smyth has returned to Edmonton.

LA PRESSE: The Canadiens have injury concerns of their own, as Brandon Prust has been sidelined for a month with a shoulder injury, while Daniel Briere (concussion) remains questionable for Tuesday’s game.

WINNIPEG SUN: Jets coach Claude Noel is starting to come under heat for his club’s inconsistent start to this season.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: John Tortorella is keeping his famous temper in check as the Canucks adjust to his system.

TORONTO STAR: The Maple Leafs are hoping to beat coach Randy Carlyle’s old team as they host the Anaheim Ducks tonight.

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  1. Tortorella’s a clown. His anger is real but his blowups at the media were calculated hogging of the spotlight. I can’t take him seriously. And after 2-3 seasons, neither will any of his players and they’ll tune him out, if he continues to act like he did in New York. He’ll be a pundit before the Canucks make the 3rd round.