Recaps of Saturday’s games featuring Canadian NHL teams, plus the latest on Jarome Iginla and Taylor Hall.
MONTREAL GAZETTE/NORTHJERSEY.COM: Tomas Plekanec tipped rookie Jarred Tinordi’s shot for the game winner as the Montreal Canadiens edged the New Jersey Devils 2-1. Carey Price made 32 saves for his league-leading 15th win, as the Canadiens regained first overall in the Eastern Conference.
OTTAWA SUN/BUFFALO NEWS: The Ottawa Senators overcame an early 2-0 deficit to down the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on an overtime goal by Kyle Turris. The Senators now sit fifth overall, one point up on Toronto and New Jersey.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS/TORONTO STAR: The Winnipeg Jets blew a 4-1 lead but Zach Bogosian ended a marathon shootout to give the Jets a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The win puts the Jets into first in the Southeast Division, leaving the Leafs (0-4-1 in their last five) clinging to sixth overall in the Conference.
DETROIT NEWS/VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Pavel Datsyuk had three assists and Henrik Zetterberg scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the struggling Vancouver Canucks, who’ve now won only three of their last ten games, leaving them seventh overall, two points up on San Jose and Phoenix.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The loss was more costly for the Canucks, as winger David Booth suffered an apparent ankle injury.
CALGARY HERALD: The fate of Jarome Iginla hangs over the Flames like a dark cloud.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: One way or another, we’ll know his fate (for the remainder of the season, at least) in just over two weeks.
EDMONTON SUN: Taylor Hall has been a driving force for the Oilers.