Recaps of Thursday’s games featuring Canadian NHL teams plus the latest on Jason Spezza and Miikka Kiprusoff.

Carey Price makes one of his 42 saves backstopping the Canadiens to a 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

Carey Price makes one of his 42 saves backstopping the Canadiens to a 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

LA PRESSE/NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Carey Price made 42 saves and Brandon Prust and Lars Eller each had three-point performances as the Montreal Canadiens downed the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2.

BOSTON GLOBE/TORONTO STAR: The Boston Bruins continued their mastery over the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 4-2 victory. Tyler Seguin led the way with two goals for the Bruins, while Nazem Kardi and Jay McClement tallied for the Leafs.

WINNIPEG SUN/TAMPA TRIBUNE: Bryan Little snapped a 1-1 tie to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the slumping Tampa Bay Lightning. Eric Tangradi also scored for the Jets, while Steven Stamkos notched the Lightning’s only goal.

DETROIT NEWS/EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jimmy Howard turned aside 22 shots as the Detroit Red Wings blanked the slumping Edmonton Oilers 3-0.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH/VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Matt Calvert scored in overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets edged the Vancouver Canucks 2-1.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators could welcome back injured center Jason Spezza in two-three weeks. Spezza is recovering from back surgery.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The original prognosis was the end of April, so this is indeed pleasant news for the Senators, who’ve been struggling offensively since Spezza and Erik Karlsson (who’s out for the season to a sliced Achilles tendon) were sidelined last month.

CALGARY SUN: Miikka Kiprusoff showed no lingering effects from the knee injury which sidelined him for over two weeks in his first game back, a 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: As I’ve noted before, the Flames playoff hopes rest on a healthy Kiprusoff playing at the top of his game.