Roundup of Saturday’s action among five of Canada’s seven NHL teams, plus updates on the Flames and Oilers.

TORONTO SUN/LA PRESSE: The Toronto Maple Leafs nipped the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in a rather listless affair between the two clubs. Phil Kessel assisted on goals by Nazem Kadri and Tyler Bozak, while Brian Gionta replied for the Habs.

Cory Schneider got the hook in Canucks 7-3 home-opening loss to the Ducks.

Cory Schneider (l) got the hook in Canucks 7-3 home-opening loss to the Ducks.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks were bombed in their home opener 7-3 by the visiting Anaheim Ducks. Starting goalie Cory Schneider got the hook after giving up five goals on fourteen shots, while Roberto Luongo gave up 2 on twelve shots.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I wasn’t expecting much from the Leafs-Habs game, but I was surprised by how poorly the Canucks played against the Ducks. Looking for a “bounce-back” effort against the Oilers later today.

OTTAWA CITIZEN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Erik Karlsson had a three-point game (1 goal, two assists) to lead the Senators to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, who received shaky goaltending from Ondrej Pavelec.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pavelec gave up a couple of softies in this one, but to be fair, he didn’t get much help from his defense, which gave up 37 shots.

CALGARY SUN: Jiri Hudler, who is still grieving the sudden death of his father, is not expected to dress for the Flames game today against the San Jose Sharks

EDMONTON SUN: Oilers rookie Justin Schultz doesn’t expect a warm welcome when his club tangles with the Canucks in Vancouver today. Schultz spurned the Canucks in favor of signing with the Oilers.