Canadiens down the Maple Leafs, Oilers thump the Canucks, Senators fall to the Flyers, plus the latest on the Flames and Jets. 

Lars Eller scores as the Canadiens beat the Maple Leafs 4-1.

Lars Eller scores as the Canadiens beat the Maple Leafs 4-1.

MONTREAL GAZETTE/TORONTO STAR: In a potential preview of a first round match-up, Lars Eller had a goal and two assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The Leafs were out-shot by a wide margin in this game, raising concerns this ongoing trend could hurt them in the postseason.

EDMONTON SUN/VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Nail Yakupov had a hat trick as the Oilers thumped a depleted Canucks team 7-2. The Canucks were resting several key players, and only played Henrik Sedin for 22 seconds, thus ensuring his Ironman streak continued.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s understandable why the Canucks didn’t want Sedin to see much action in a meaningless game before the playoffs, but this tactic didn’t sit well with some fans, who consider it making a mockery of the Ironman streak.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators fell 2-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Senators close out the season today against the Boston Bruin in a game which will determine the playoff seedings in the Eastern Conference.

CALGARY SUN: Flames goalie Joey MacDonald is feeling better after required medical assistance for dehydration following the Flames 3-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

WINNIPEG SUN: Ken Wiebe grades the performances of the Jets, as well as that of coach Claude Noel and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.