Canucks rally back to edge Ducks in a shootout, the Sabres overcome early deficit to down Maple Leafs in OT, the Panthers blow a lead and a chance to clinch a playoff berth in a 5-4 OT loss to the Jets, the Senators fall to the Hurricanes, a down year for Flames scorers, the Canadiens begin contacting prospects for their GM job, and Oilers coach fined.


Teammates defend Luongo.

VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks rallied back from a 4-2 deficit to defeat the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout 5-4. Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo was pulled after giving up four goals on 15 shots, but his teammates were quick to rally to his defense.

TORONTO STAR: The Maple Leafs blew a 3-0 lead and ultimately fell 6-5  in overtime to the Buffalo Sabres, who kept their playoff hopes alive with the victory.

WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets played the role of spoiler, overcoming a 3-0 deficit to edge the Florida Panthers 5-4 in overtime, delaying the Panthers attempt to clinch their first playoff berth in 12 years.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators fell 2-1 to a Carolina Hurricanes team determined to bounce back from a poor outing in their last game. Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward made 38 saves for his 29th win of the season.

CALGARY SUN: It’s been a down year for the Flames best offensive players, which was key to their missing the playoffs this season.

RDS.CA: The Montreal Canadiens have reportedly contacted Chicago Blackhawks assistant GM Marc Bergevin and noted player agent Pat Brisson regarding their vacant GM position.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers head coach Tom Renney was fined $10,000 for disparaging comments regarding the officiating in his club’s recent loss to the LA Kings. So, an NHL player who’s a first time offender for making a dangerous play which could seriously injure an opponent gets fined $2,500, but a head coach dares question the officiating in a game and get whacked with a $10 grand fine?  Anyone else besides me find those punishments don’t fit the crimes?