Recaps of the Bruins-Canadiens and Stars-Oilers games, plus the latest on Phil Kessel, Cory Schneider, Jakub Silfverberg, Zach Bogosian, and more.
BOSTON GLOBE/MONTREAL GAZETTE: Early third period goals by Tyler Seguin and David Krejci less than two minutes apart lifted the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. P.K. Subban scored his first of the season for the Canadiens, who controlled the play through the first two periods, but were unprepared for Bruins coach Claude Julien reshuffling his lines to start the third, resulting in the Seguin and Krejci goals.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS/EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jaromir Jagr potted the OT winner as the Dallas Stars edged the Edmonton Oilers 3-2. It was the Oilers fourth straight loss, and it cost them another center, as Anton Lander left the game with a foot injury. Jamie Benn and Derek Roy also scored for the Stars, while Ales Hemsky and Justin Schultz tallied for the slumping Oilers.
TORONTO STAR: Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin advised Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel to ignore fan and media criticism over his lack of goal-scoring this season and just play his game.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Ovechkin speaks from experience, as he’s received considerable criticism for his own declining offensive production.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Cory Schneider will get the start tonight when the Canucks face off against the Minnesota Wild.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets could soon have injured defenseman Zach Bogosian back in the lineup.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson likes what he sees in Jakub Silfverberg’s performance.
CALGARY HERALD: Danny Taylor, signed yesterday as a backup for Leland Irving, is better prepared for his role as an NHL backup this time than in his first go-around several years ago with the Dallas Stars.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Miikka Kiprusoff’s lower-body injury forced the Flames to sign Taylor. Kiprusoff is listed as “day-to-day” so he might not be out for too long. There’s some rumors tying the Flames to Ottawa’s Ben Bishop and LA’s Jonathan Bernier, but the Flames appear willing to stick with Irving as their starter for the time being.