Canadiens edge the Devils, Jets defeat the Rangers, Jarome Iginla looking forward to his December 10th return to Calgary, updates on David Clarkson and Zack Kassian, and the latest on the Oilers and Senators.
LA PRESSE: After being benched in the third period of Saturday’s game against the Maple Leafs, Alex Galchenyuk scored the game-winning goal as the Montreal Canadiens edged the New Jersey Devils 3-2. Carey Price made 28 saves for the win.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Price was outstanding for the out-played Habs, who managed only 17 shots on goal against the Devils.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Olli Jokinen’s third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie and proved the winner as the Jets downed the New York Rangers 5-2. Jets call-up John Albert scored in his first NHL game.
CALGARY HERALD: Former Flames captain Jarome Iginla is looking forward to his return to Calgary on December 10 with the Boston Bruins.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Iginla should expect a warm welcome from Flames fans.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs winger David Clarkson has been demoted from the second line as coach Randy Carlyle shuffles things up in hopes of bolstering his team’s scoring.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This wouldn’t be notable except for the fact Clarkson is in the first year of a seven-year deal worth $5.25 million per season.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers will give Ilya Bryzgalov (currently sidelined with an upper-body injury) every opportunity to challenge Devan Dubnyk for the starter’s job.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: So far Dubnyk has risen to the challenge. He needed that motivation to prove himself.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Jason Botchford doesn’t consider Canucks 23-year-old winger Zack Kassian a bust.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Unhappy Canucks fans disagree, especially when they see Cody Hodgson -the guy they traded for Kassian – playing well for the Buffalo Sabres.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators coach Paul MacLean is juggling his lines in hopes of snapping his club out of its current funk.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Maybe losing Daniel Alfredsson hurt them more than we believed?