Canucks get a costly win over the Jets, Canadiens hammered by the Bruins, Flames upset the Ducks, plus updates on Jonathan Bernier, Sam Gagner and more.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE/WINNIPEG SUN: Alex Burrows finally scored his first goal of the season as the Canucks edged the Jets in a shootout 3-2, handing the latter their fifth straight loss. It was a costly win for the Canucks, as Ryan Kesler was forced from the game following a knee-on-knee hit from Jets center Jim Slater.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Slater could face supplemental discipline for the hit, while the Canucks await word on the severity of Kesler’s injury.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: A four-goal second period outburst was all the Boston Bruins required to hand the Canadiens a 4-1 loss. David Desharnais tallied the Habs only goal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: While Habs fans await the return of goalie Carey Price, the Canadiens are still struggling offensively despite the addition of Thomas Vanek, who has yet to score since he was acquired at the trade deadline.
CALGARY HERALD: A quick 4-0 lead carried the Flames to a 7-2 romp over the mighty Anaheim Ducks. Mikael Backlund led the way with two goals and an assist.
TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier returns to Los Angeles to face off against the Kings for the first time since they dealt him to Toronto last summer.
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers center Sam Gagner (ankle) could miss tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators’ playoff hopes rest on the shoulders of goalies Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner.