Canucks fall to the Kings, Senators edge the Canadiens, Leafs get stomped by the Rangers, Jets grounded in Boston, plus an update on Mark Giordano and the latest on the Oilers.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Roberto Luongo made 46 saves in his return from a groin injury but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Vancouver Canucks falling 3-1 to the Los Angeles Kings. Jonathan Quick, also returning from injury, made 27 saves for the win.
OTTAWA CITIZEN/LA PRESSE: Clarke MacArthur’s overtime goal lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The Senators blew a 3-1 lead as the Habs battled back to tie the game. Daniel Briere score twice in a losing cause for Montreal. The game was also briefly interrupted by a bat flying around the Bell Centre.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Guess you could say the Senators drove the Habs batty. Get it? Because there was a live bat flying around? OK, I’ll stop now…
TORONTO STAR: The New York Rangers drove Jonathan Bernier from the net on route to a 7-1 beatdown of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who also lost Carl Gunnarsson and David Clarkson to injuries.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets took an early 1-0 lead but fell 4-1 to the Boston Bruins.
CALGARY SUN: Flames captain Mark Giordano may not make the cut for Team Canada.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: An early season injury hampered Giordano’s chances.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers face another death march to the end of the season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: So what else is new?