Jets ground the Sharks, Canadiens down the Islanders, the Canucks fall to the Ducks, the Oilers lose to the Blackhawks, plus updates on Dion Phaneuf, Craig Anderson and Ladislav Smid.
WINNIPEG SUN: Andrew Ladd scored the game-tying goal and the winner in a shootout as the Jets nipped the San Jose Sharks 5-4. It marked the first time since early October the Jets managed consecutive wins.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens “kid line” of Alex Galchenyuk, Lars Eller (one goal, two assists each) and Brendan Gallagher (1 goal, one assist) lifted their club to 4-2 win over the New York Islanders, snapping their four-game losing streak.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks ended their four-game road trip on a losing note (1-2-1) falling to the Anaheim Ducks 3-1.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers lost again, falling 5-4 to the Chicago Blackhawks.
TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf seems to be maturing in his role this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: And yet a surprising number of Leafs fans want him traded or for the club to replace him via free agency.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Barring a setback, Senators goalie Craig Anderson should return to action on Tuesday when his club faces off against the Philadelphia Flyers.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Thanks to the strong play of backup Robin Lehner during Anderson’s absence, the Senators actually improved. Could be a goaltending duel shaping up in Ottawa this season.
CALGARY HERALD: Former Oilers defenseman Ladislav Smid is trying to adjust to life with the Flames.