Recaps of Tuesday’s games featuring Canadian NHL teams, plus the Senators place Kaspars Daugavins on waivers.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS/NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Evander Kane had a goal and three assists to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, widening their lead over the Hurricanes in the Southeast Division to six points.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Remind me again, rumormongers, why the Jets were shopping Evander Kane? Oh, that’s right, they’re not, it was just a pretty fantasy you had. Movin’ on….
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Omigawd, Kessel’s horrible, only two assists? Why didn’t he score a goal? Why didn’t he have three assists? Why did Brian Burke trade two first round picks for this bum. Trade him now, Nonis, you idiot! Thank you, that was my impersonation of a brain-dead Kessel hater, so wrapped up in their Kessel hate they fail to notice the Leafs are only two points back of the Senators for fifth overall, and opened a 3-point lead over the seventh overall New Jersey Devils. Oh, and guess who’s played a significant role in the Leafs reaching this point? Last name starts with “K”, ends with “l”, and has “esse” in the middle.
VANCOUVER SUN/COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Maxim Lapierre scored the game’s only goal as the Vancouver Canucks nipped the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 in a shootout. The win vaults the Canucks back into first in the Northwest Division, two points up on the idle Minnesota Wild.
EDMONTON JOURNAL/STLTODAY.COM: Nikolai Khabibulin made 43 saves to collect his 46th career NHL shutout as the Edmonton Oilers blanked the St. Louis Blues 3-0. Jordan Eberle scored twice and Taylor Hall had the other Oilers goal.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/LA PRESSE: Sidney Crosby scored the only goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Montreal Canadiens 1-0. It was the Penguins 13th straight win, but came at a price as goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was forced to leave the game with an apparent neck injury.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators have placed Kaspars Daugavins on waivers.