Maple Leafs edge the Bruins, Senators blank the Wild, Canadiens fall to the Devils, Flames beaten by the Predators, Oilers lose to the Stars, plus the latest on Dustin Byfuglien and the Canucks new identity.
TORONTO SUN: Jonathan Bernier made 38 saves, Tyler Bozak scored twice and Phil Kessel collected three assists as the flu-ravaged Maple Leafs edged the Boston Bruins 4-3.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s a big win for the struggling Maple Leafs. Let’s see if they can build upon it.
OTTAWA SUN: Robin Lehner turned aside 27 shots backstopping the Senators to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild. It’s the Senators seventh win in their last eight games.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It appears the Senators have truly turned the corner on this season, as they’re now only one point out of a wild card berth in the Eastern Conference behind the Leafs and NY Rangers.
LA PRESSE: Martin Brodeur, playing his 70th and possibly final game in Montreal, made 29 saves as the New Jersey Devils downed the Montreal Canadiens 4-1. Jaromir Jagr scored his 695th career goal to move past Mark Messier for seventh on the all-time goal-scoring list. Max Pacioretty tallied the only goal for the Canadiens, his 20th of the season.
CALGARY HERALD: A sluggish start doomed the Flames to a 4-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: At least they’re not getting regularly shutout or held to only one goal as they were not too long ago.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The desperate Dallas Stars snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Oilers.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: New Jets head coach Paul Maurice will keep Dustin Byfuglien playing at forward for the time being.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks are embracing their new-found toughness but they still need to score more goals.