Senators take over first in Northeast with OT win over Canadiens…Dustin Byfuglien pots the game-winner as Jets edge Capitals…Fired-up Oilers down Flames…Leafs hope to spoil Senators party…Steven Reinprecht hopes to get in some playoff games with Canucks
OTTAWA SUN/MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Senators vaulted above the idle Boston Bruins into first in the Northeast Division with a 2-1 OT win over the Montreal Canadiens, spoiling Carey Price’s 31-save performance.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Dustin Byfuglien got the game-winner as the Jets edged the Washington Capitals 3-2, gaining a valuable two points to sit only two behind the eighth-place Capitals. The Jets fans serenaded Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin with a chant of “Crosby’s better!” Ouch.
EDMONTON JOURNAL/CALGARY SUN: An early hit on Edmonton’s Taylor Hall by Calgary’s Cory Sarich knocked Hall out of the game with a suspected concussion, but it served to fire up the Oilers, who downed the Flames 3-1. Oilers fans will expect a suspension, but Hall was falling when Sarich, who had committed to an upper-body hit, collided with the young Oilers forward. Doubtful Sarich will be suspended for this.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs hope to be a bit of a spoiler when they face the Senators tonight.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Steven Reinprecht hopes he’ll be called up by the Canucks for some playoff games.