Don’t expect new Leafs coach Randy Carlyle to be a nice guy…Blackhawks edge Senators…Ducks down Flames…New Canuck Zach Kassian to face former team tonight…Jets in the thick of playoff race…Undrafted David Desharnais makes a name for himself in Montreal…Oilers fall to Stars.
TORONTO SUN: Don’t expect new Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle to be “Mr. Congeniality”.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: He certainly won’t endear himself with the Toronto media.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Chicago Blackhawks edged the sluggish Senators 2-1 in a game which wasn’t as close as the score suggested.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If not for goaltender Robin Lehner, who was stellar in defeat, the Senators would’ve been blown out of this one. Lehner again makes the case to stick with this team once Craig Anderson returns to action.
CALGARY HERALD: Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf potted the winner late in the third, downing the Flames 3-2.
VANCOUVER SUN: New Canuck Zach Kassian is looking forward to facing his former club when the Canucks face the Buffalo Sabres tonight.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’ll also be new Sabre Cody Hodgson’s first game against his old team. Should be interesting to see how this turns out.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets are among six teams battling for two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.
LA PRESSE: David Desharnais could become the first undrafted player in Canadiens history to finish the season as the club’s leading scorer since the implementation of the entry draft system back in 1967.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers fell 3-1 to the Dallas Stars.