Recaps of the Bruins-Senators and Kings-Flames games, plus the latest on P.K. Subban, Kevin Bieksa, Joffrey Lupul, Claude Noel and Mike Brown.

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stymies Kaspar Daugavin's unique shootout attempt.

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stymies Kaspars Daugavin’s unique shootout attempt.

BOSTON GLOBE/OTTAWA SUN: David Krejci scored the shootout winner as the Boston Bruins edged the Ottawa Senators 3-2. The game was also notable for a unique attempt at a shootout goal by Kaspars Daugavin of the Senators.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I give Daugavin credit for creativity. The attempt failed, but only because Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made a terrific leg save.

LOS ANGELES TIMES/CALGARY SUN: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had a strong game and Dustin Brown scored twice as the surging LA Kings (winners of 9 of their last 11 games) downed the floundering Calgary Flames 3-1.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Earth to Flames management. Earth to Flames management. Your long-overdue, constantly postponed rebuild must commence now. The Flames are a team going nowhere fast, and it’s time to peddle Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff and Jay Bouwmeester for the best returns possible while they still have decent trade value.

LA PRESSE: Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien praised P.K. Subban’s continual improvement this season, believing the blueliner is playing his best hockey.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Subban has 12 points in his last ten games. Turns out playing for Therrien isn’t a problem for the skilled, flashy defenseman after all.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks are missing sidelined defenseman Kevin Bieksa. They’ve been slumping since he suffered a groin injury.

THE GLOBE & MAIL: Injured Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul is nearing a return.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Don’t expect the inconsistent Jets to replace head coach Claude Noel.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: New Oilers enforcer Mike Brown made a positive impression during the club’s recent 6-5 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.