Senators down the Hurricanes, Jets collapse against the Ducks, plus updates on Phil Kessel, Tomas Plekanec, David Booth, Mark Arcobello and more.
OTTAWA SUN: Ales Hemsky’s shootout goal lifted the Senators to a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets squandered a 4-0 lead to fall 5-4 in overtime to the Anaheim Ducks.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators win moves them within four points of the Columbus Blue Jackets for the last wild card berth in the Eastern Conference, but the Jackets hold a game in hand. The Jets are done like dinner.
NATIONAL POST: Michael Traikos with a complete breakdown of the Maple Leafs’ woes this season. Meanwhile, Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle expects Phil Kessel to be in the Leafs lineup for their game tonight against the Calgary Flames.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Leafs need to win at least five of their remaining six games and hope Columbus, Detroit and Washington struggle if they’re to make the playoffs.
LA PRESSE: Tomas Plekanec will rejoin the Montreal Canadiens lineup when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks winger David Booth has regained his blazing speed to become one of their best forwards of late.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Injuries have hampered Booth since joining the Canucks. His recent play of late has some Vancouver pundits suggesting the club reconsider buying him out of the final season of his contract.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers re-sign Mark Arcobello to a one-way contract.
CALGARY SUN: The increase in the Flames’ season-ticket prices for next season isn’t turning off Calgary fans.