The latest on Henrik Sedin, Randy Carlyle, Max Pacioretty, Devan Dubnyk and more.
VANCOUVER SUN: Despite the gloom and doom emanating from Canucks Nation in the wake of the club’s 0-2 series deficit against the Sharks, Canucks captain Henrik Sedin claims his struggling club still believes in itself.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If the Canucks are to rally back, they’ll need their top scorers – especially the Sedins – to start cashing in.
TORONTO SUN: Steve Simmons commends Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle for rallying his players back from their disastrous opening game against the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 victory in Game Two.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It was a much better effort by the Leafs in Game Two. Carlyle certainly deserves credit for it.
LA PRESSE: Injured Canadiens forwards Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty skated with the club’s reserve players on Saturday and will accompany the Habs to Ottawa for Game Three of their series against the Senators. Their status for that game is expected to be decided following the morning skate.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Though the Habs overcame their absences and that of Lars Eller, their chances of advancing in this series are better with Gionta and Pacioretty back in the lineup. As for Eller, don’t expect to see him back in this series.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators woeful powerplay remains a concern heading into Game Three against the Canadiens.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk celebrated his birthday by backstopping Team Canada to a 3-1 victory over Denmark in their opening game of the World Hockey Championships.