Canadiens rally to down the Senators, Flames fall to the Coyotes, the Canucks to face off against Roberto Luongo, plus the latest on the Maple Leafs, Jets and Oilers.
MONTREAL GAZETTE/OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Canadiens scored three goals in the final 3.22 of regulation, setting the stage for Francis Bouillon’s overtime winner as they edged the Ottawa Senators 5-4. The Senators complained about the officiating, particularly on the final goal as it appeared goalie Robin Lehner had frozen the puck.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A big win for the Canadiens to snap a three-game losing skid, and a heartbreaking loss for the Senators, keeping them six points out of a playoff berth.
CALGARY SUN: Undisciplined play proved costly for the Flames in a 3-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. Having rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game on goals by Curtis Glencross and Mikael Backlund, a third period power-play goal by Coyotes captain Shane Doan gave the Coyotes the win.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Flames have almost no chance of making the playoffs but I’ve been impressed with their hard-working style during this rebuilding season. It bodes well for further improvement next season.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks will face off today against former starting goalie Roberto Luongo.
TORONTO SUN: James Reimer is expected to be the Maple Leafs starting goalie when they face off today against the Washington Capitals.
WINNIPEG SUN: With starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec (lower-body injury) on the shelf, the Jets need backup Al Montoya to step up.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Jets’ fading playoff hopes depend on it.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers are showing signs of having a solid finish to this miserable season, sporting a record of 8-4-3 in their last fifteen games.