Game recaps plus reaction to the Sedins re-signing with the Canuck and more.
OTTAWA SUN: Robin Lehner made 53 saves in a losing cause as the Senators suffered their fourth straight defeat with a 5-4 shootout loss to the NY Islanders.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Once again the Senators poor defensive play is killing them.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens overcame a 3-1 deficit to tie the Minnesota Wild until Jason Pominville’s late goal gave the Wild a 4-3 win.
CALGARY HERALD: Flames Goaltender Joey MacDonald gave up a sharp-angle goal early in the third period resulting in the Flames 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Despite the gaffe, MacDonald was critical of his club’s performance
SPECTOR’S NOTE: What choice did the Canucks have? If they didn’t re-sign the Twins they have no one in their system to replace them, and you won’t find two comparables via trade or in next summer’s UFA market. The pair are still playing at an elite level, and if they can average 75-80 points each per season over the course of the deal, it’ll be worth it.
TORONTO STAR: Mark Zwolinski examines the Maple Leafs troubling trend of giving up a high number of shots, but doubts it’ll be fatal.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton received a two-game suspension for boarding Derek Smith of the Calgary Flames.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets forward Blake Wheeler has overcome his early offensive slump.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers are expected to be without the services of Justin Schultz and David Perron when they face the Red Wings on Saturday.