Scott Gomez ends a dubious streak…Chris Phillips has a big night for the Senators…Henrik Sedin maintains ironman streak…Leafs will face extra scrutiny in lead-up to Winter Classic…Jets come through late to down Capitals…Magnus Paajarvi regaining his form with Oilers….Flames fall to Coyotes.
LA PRESSE: Max Pacioretty had a hat trick and Scott Gomez scored his first goal in a year as the Montreal Canadiens downed the NY Islanders 4-2.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Disgruntled Habs fans can now stop mocking Gomez for his scoreless streak and return to bitching about his high salary.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Chris Phillips ensured his 1, 000th NHL game was memorable, as he scored twice to help the Senators snap a seven-game losing skid, beating the Nashville Predators 4-3.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators and their fans also gave former Senator Mike Fisher a nice tribute for his ten years with the team.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Henrik Sedin maintained his ironman streak, as the Canucks downed the Minnesota Wild 5-2.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs are prepared to face the cameras of HBO in the leadup for next year’s Winter Classic against Detroit.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Let’s hope they’re not overshadowed by their outspoken coach and general manager.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets netted two late goals and went on to a shootout win over the Washington Capitals.
EDMONTON SUN: Magnus Paajarvi is slowly regaining his form since being called up from the Oilers AHL farm team.
CALGARY HERALD: The Flames fell 2-1 in overtime to the Phoenix Coyotes.