Recaps of Tuesday’s games involving Canadian NHL teams, plus the latest on the Canucks, Oilers and Canadiens.

OTTAWA CITIZEN/BUFFALO NEWS: The Ottawa Senators took a 4-1 lead and held off a late charge by the Buffalo Sabres for a 4-3 win. Daniel Alfredsson and Erik Karlsson were among the Senators goals-scorers, while Tyler Ennis, Jordan Leopold and Jason Pominville tallied for the Sabres.

James van Riemsdyk scores twice as Leafs down Capitals.

van Riemsdyk scores twice as Leafs down Capitals.

TORONTO SUN/WASHINGTON POST: James van Riemsdyk scored twice and Phil Kessel had two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs nipped the struggling Washington Capitals 3-2. Ben Scrivens made 24 saves for the win. Mike Ribeiro and Marcus Johansson scored for the Capitals.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Kessel has yet to score a goal this season, but has been contributing in other ways, especially in the play-making department. Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin’s offensive woes continue, as he had only one assist in this game.

CALGARY HERALD/DETROIT NEWS: Jarome Iginla scored his first of the season as the Calgary Flames dumped the Detroit Red Wings 4-1. It was a costly win as starting goalie Miikka Kiprusoff was forced from the game with a lower-body injury.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Kiprusoff is to be re-evaluated today. If it’s a serious injury, it could be a death blow to their season. “Kipper” has been a workhorse between the pipes, while backup Leland Irving has little NHL experience.

WINNIPEG SUN/MIAMI HERALD: Bryan Little scored the overtime winner as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Florida Panther 3-2. Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart scored the other Jets goals, while Jonathan Huberdeau and Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Panthers.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Tony Gallagher believes the more games the Canucks win now, it could help currently-sidelined Ryan Kesler be at his best come playoff time.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Mounting injuries have the Oilers facing their first crisis of the season.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens rookie Brendan Gallagher is looking forward to his first meeting with the Boston Bruins.