NHL Canadian Corner – St. Patrick’s Day 2012.

Senators take over first in Northeast with OT win over Canadiens…Dustin Byfuglien pots the game-winner as Jets edge Capitals…Fired-up Oilers down Flames…Leafs hope to spoil Senators party…Steven Reinprecht hopes to get in some playoff games with Canucks

OTTAWA SUN/MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Senators vaulted above the idle Boston Bruins into first in the Northeast Division with a 2-1 OT win over the Montreal Canadiens, spoiling Carey Price’s 31-save performance.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Dustin Byfuglien got the game-winner as the Jets edged the Washington Capitals 3-2, gaining a valuable two points to sit only two behind the eighth-place Capitals. The Jets fans serenaded Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin with a chant of “Crosby’s better!” Ouch.

Sarich collides with Hall in Friday's Flames-Oilers tilt.

EDMONTON JOURNAL/CALGARY SUN: An early hit on Edmonton’s Taylor Hall by Calgary’s Cory Sarich knocked Hall out of the game with a suspected concussion, but it served to fire up the Oilers, who downed the Flames 3-1. Oilers fans will expect a suspension, but Hall was falling when Sarich, who had committed to an upper-body hit, collided with the young Oilers forward. Doubtful Sarich will be suspended for this.

TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs hope to be a bit of a spoiler when they face the Senators tonight.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Steven Reinprecht hopes he’ll be called up by the Canucks for some playoff games.



  1. Josh Gorges was like a Terminator on the ice last night. He got peppered with pucks and didn’t miss a beat. The guy was a shot blocking machine. Also, cole didn’t look like he had jump last night. His injuries may have finally slowed him this season. Hopefully he’s good for the April 7 game. Cause I’ll be there Ole’ing my face off!

  2. what’s in the water in Calgary that deludes their GM’s to stay the course and add a few more highly paid “older” players to an already ancient roster instead of getting what they can for veterans on expiring contracts and kickstarting a rebuild. if the Flames miss the playoffs again they’ve lost a year towards a rebuild and missed an opportunity to trade when prices are the highest.
    good on Ottawa for passing Boston, here’s hoping they face them in the first round and knock them out. the Senators don’t appear to have any problem facing the Bruins and with Boston’s recent injury troubles thye might even be the stronger team.