Recaps of Thursday’s games involving Canadian NHL teams and more.


LA PRESSE/NEWSDAY: Three unanswered third period goals by Brian Gionta, P.K. Subban and Brendan Gallagher carried the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders. Subban responded with two goals after being bench briefly in the second period.

Alex Edler collides with Mike Smith during Thursday's Canucks-Coyotes game.

Alex Edler collides with Mike Smith during Thursday’s Canucks-Coyotes game.

VANCOUVER SUN/ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Cory Schneider made 33 saves as the Vancouver Canucks edged the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1, handing the Coyotes their fifth straight loss. Phoenix goalie Mike Smith left the game following the second period after Canucks defenseman Alex Edler collided with him behind the Coyotes net. Edler received a five-minute charging major.

WASHINGTON POST/WINNIPEG SUN: Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby made 20 saves as the Washington Capitals blanked the Winnipeg Jets 4-0.

BOSTON HERALD/OTTAWA CITIZEN: Dennis Seidenberg scored with 64 seconds remaining in regulation as the Boston Bruins nipped the Ottawa Senators 2-1.

BUFFALO NEWS/TORONTO SUN: Steve Ott scored the game-winner in the sixth round of the shootout as the Buffalo Sabres edged the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The Leafs were without winger Joffrey Lupul, who was suspended for two games for an illegal check on Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman earlier in the week. Also, Mike Komisarek cleared waivers yesterday and agreed to report to the Toronto Marlies.

THE TENNESSEAN/CALGARY HERALD: Mike Fisher scored twice as the Nashville Predators downed the Calgary Flames 5-3, handing the latter their eighth straight road loss.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jim Matheson wonders if the Oilers will give Nikolai Khabibulin the start in their upcoming game against the St. Louis Blues.