Canucks down the Predators, Senators beat the Panthers, Leafs bitten by Sharks, Oilers fall to the Coyotes, updates on Mark Giordano and David Desharnais, and the latest on the Jets.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Ryan Kesler scored twice in the third period as the Canucks downed the Nashville Predators 3-1. Earlier in the day the Canucks learned they’ve lost winger Alex Burrows for at least a month with a broken jaw.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Colin Greening’s second period goal stood up as the winner as the Senators beat the Florida Panthers 4-2.
TORONTO SUN: The struggling, injury-depleted Maple Leafs lost their fifth straight, falling 4-2 to the San Jose Sharks in a game which wasn’t as close as the score indicated.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Phoenix Coyotes thumped the Oilers 6-2. The Oilers have the worst home record in the league.
CALGARY SUN: Flames captain Mark Giordano could return to the lineup tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes. He’s been sidelined six weeks with a broken ankle.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: After getting off to a poor start to this season, Canadiens forward David Desharnais has regained his scoring touch, with eight points in his last seven games.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets are among the league leaders in blocked shots this season.