Recaps of Sunday’s games featuring Canadian NHL teams, plus the latest on John-Michael Liles, Guillaume Latendresse and more.


WINNIPEG SUN/TAMPA TRIBUNE: Bryan Little had a goal and two assists to leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 win over the free-falling Tampa Bay Lightning, who dismissed Guy Boucher as head coach prior to this game.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The win also opened a four-point gap in the Jets lead over the Carolina Hurricanes in the Southeast Division.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE/DENVER POST: The Vancouver Canucks took a 3-1 lead into the third period and held off a late charge by the Colorado Avalanche to eke out a 3-2 win. The win vaults the Canucks into first in the Northwest Division, two points up on the Minnesota Wild.

Has Jarome Iginla celebrated his final goal with the Flames?

Has Jarome Iginla celebrated his final goal with the Flames?

CALGARY HERALD/STLTODAY.COM: Jarome Iginla scored the game winner and Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves as the Calgary Flames edged the St. Louis Blues 3-2.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Some wonder if that game could be among the last for Iginla and Kiprusoff with the Flames. We’ll have our answer by next Wednesday.

TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs defenseman John-Michael Liles is day-to-day following an ankle injury suffered in Saturday’s game against the Boston Bruins. He’ll miss the Leafs-Bruins rematch tonight in Boston.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators forward Guillaume Latendresse is regaining his scoring form after being sidelined several weeks by a whiplash injury.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Latendresse’s injury history has severely hampered his performance and effectiveness. Here’s hoping he can stay healthy and continue his NHL career.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens head into Boston and Penguins this week for two crucial games before concluding by facing the NY Rangers at home in Montreal.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers hope to regenerate their offensive game after falling 3-0 to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.