Canadiens rally to defeat the Senators, Flames edge the Panthers, Oilers beat the Coyotes, an update on Jonathan Bernier, and the latest on the Canucks and Jets.

Max Pacioretty scores one of his three goals against the Senators.

Max Pacioretty scores one of his three goals against the Senators.

MONTREAL GAZETTE/OTTAWA CITIZEN: Max Pacioretty tallied a hat trick as the Canadiens overcame a 3-0 first period deficit to defeat the Ottawa Senators 7-4.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The win lifted the Canadiens two points up on the Tampa Bay Lighting for second in the Atlantic Division, but the Lightning have a game in hand.

CALGARY HERALD: Mike Cammalleri collected his 500th career point while Ken Agostino scored his first NHL goal to carry the Flames to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Sam Gagner scored the game-tying goal and the winner in a shootout as the Oilers beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Coyotes still collected one point, lifting them back into a wild card berth, one point ahead of the Dallas Stars. The Stars hold two games in hand.

TORONTO STAR: Goalie Jonathan Bernier (strained ligament, left knee) is sidelined for three weeks, meaning the Maple Leafs’ playoff hopes now rest with James Reimer.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: If ever there was an opportunity for Reimer to prove himself as an NHL starter, this is it. 

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks coach John Tortorella takes full responsibility for his club’s struggles.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Give Tortorella credit, he didn’t try to dodge blame or shift it on management. 

WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets end another disappointing season but their players believe they’re on the right track.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I disagree. Here’s why.