Senators get big win over Panthers…Jets need their best players to be at their best…Canadiens fall to Bruins in shoot-out…Canucks grind out win against Avalanche…Leafs snap losing streak with win over Oilers…Roman Horak getting his chance with Flames.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators downed the Florida Panthers 6-2. Daniel Alfredsson also scored his 20th goal of the season, the 13th time in his career he’s reached that mark.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets captain Andrew Ladd called for his team’s best players to be at their best if they’re to make the playoffs.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I don’t think that’s going to be enough to improve their offensive depth, which the Jets have been lacking this season.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Max Pacioretty is not pleased with his performance in shootouts this season. The Canadiens fell to the Bruins 4-3 in a shootout on Wednesday.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The whole team shouldn’t be pleased with their performance in shootouts this season, as they’re among the worst teams in the league in that category.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks had to grind out a 3-1 win over an injury-depleted Colorado Avalanche team last night.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Canucks are 8-0-2 in their last ten games and sit only two points out of first overall in the Western Conference, but if you went by the local media, you’d swear this team was on the verge of missing the playoffs.  Seems like they’ve been extra-critical of the Canucks since their meltdown in the final two games of last year’s Stanley Cup Final.

TORONTO SUN/EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Maple Leafs snapped a four-game losing skid, edging the Oilers in overtime 4-3.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Maple Leafs needed that win to put a little breathing room between themselves and the ninth overall Washington Capitals.

CALGARY SUN: Injuries to key veterans is allowing youngsters like Roman Horak a chance to prove themselves with the Flames.