Canucks down the Avalanche, Maple Leafs fall to the Bruins, plus the latest news on the other Canadian teams.

Mike Santorelli scores one of his two goals against the Avalanche.

Mike Santorelli scores one of his two goals against the Avalanche.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Mike Santorelli scored twice as the Canucks won their season-high fourth straight game, downing the Colorado Avalanche 3-1.

THE GLOBE & MAIL: Poor penalty killing proved costly to the Toronto Maple Leafs in their 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins. Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf will face a hearing for boarding Bruins blueliner Kevin Miller.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Fortunately for Phaneuf, Miller isn’t expected to miss any time from the hit, otherwise he could’ve face a potentially long suspension.  

LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens came through a recent seven-games-in-eleven-nights stetch with flying colors, winning five straight and nine of their last ten.

OTTAWA SUN: Sitting eight points out of a playoff berth, the Ottawa Senators post-season hopes are fading.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators still have over 50 games to gain ground in the standings, but they must turn things around soon or risk falling into a hole too deep to get out of.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers forward David Perron comes by his “shoot-first” mentality via habit.

WINNIPEG SUN: After winning four of their last six games, the Jets must avoid complacency.

CALGARY SUN: Among the five burning questions facing the Flames this week: what will Jarome Iginla’s return on Tuesday be like?