NHL Canadian Corner – Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Recaps of last night’s games involving Canadian NHL teams, plus the latest on the Canadiens, Maple Leafs and Canucks.

OTTAWA CITIZEN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Jakob Silfverberg’s third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the NY Rangers, ending the latter’s four-game winning streak. Senators goalie Robin Lehner got the win over his boyhood idol, Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist.

Dustin Byfuglien scores in OT to beat the Panthers.

Dustin Byfuglien scores in OT to beat the Panthers.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS/MIAMI HERALD: Dustin Byfuglien scored in overtime as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Florida Panthers 3-2. It was a heartbreaking loss for the Panthers, who had overcome a two-goal deficit to force overtime.

THE TENNESSEAN/EDMONTON JOURNAL: Colin Wilson had a four-point night and Pekka Rinne made 24 saves as the Nashville Predators crushed the sinking Edmonton Oilers 6-0.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The free-falling Oilers are now only one point out of dead last in the Western Conference. At this pace, they’ll be in line to win another draft lottery.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/CALGARY SUN: Viktor Fasth made 29 saves and the recently re-signed Ryan Getzlaf netted a goal and an assist as the Anaheim Ducks blanked the struggling Calgary Flames 4-0.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Really wasn’t a good night for Alberta’s teams. The loss puts the Flames only one point ahead of the Oilers in the Western Conference standings.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Pat Hickey credits coach Michel Therrien for the fine job he’s done with the Canadiens in the firt half of this season.

TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs credit their toughness this season as a key factor in their improvement.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: David Booth has no goals in his last eight games, but remains in coach Alain Vigneault’s good graces.


  1. The Oilers need to bite the bullet and hire Lindy Ruff.

  2. Wow, Tim Connelly’s really ripping it up in the AHL eh? 5 goals, 3 assists and a minus 3 in 14 games. What a bum, guess he doesn’t care about getting back to the NHL.

    • Isn’t he getting the same amount of money playing in the AHL? Why would he risk getting injured playing with the big boys? Tiny Tim should stay where he is and whoever signed him to the $9.5MM contract should have his head examined.

    • BeerGoggles, you are a troll. This post has nothing to do with Tim Connoly or the Leafs. Your are driving people away from wanting to be a member of this community. Stop it!

      • I think I’ll stick to what I feel like writing and assume as your name suggests you are an “ASS”