Game recaps featuring Canadian NHL teams, plus the latest on Miikka Kiprusoff and Ryan White.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators edged the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in a fight-filled contest highlighted by Jared Cowen’s hit on Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner, knocking the latter from the game with a suspected concusssion.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Cowen could face supplemental discipline for this hit (at left).
TORONTO STAR: The Maple Leafs will have to wait another game to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff berth, as they fell to the Washington Capitals 5-1.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators win and the Leafs loss moves the former only three points behind the latter for fifth overall in the Eastern Conference.
WINNIPEG SUN: Andrew Ladd scored in a shootout as the Jets edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3. The win keeps the Jets tied with the NY Rangers, though the latter retains eighth overall because they hold a game in hand.
VANCOUVER SUN: Despite Cory Schneider’s stellar play, the Canucks fell to the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in a shootout.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers dropped their sixth straight game, falling 5-3 to the Minnesota Wild.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The change of management earlier this week didn’t have much of an impact upon the roster. That, however, will likely change in the off-season.
CALGARY HERALD: Tonight could be Miikka Kiprusoff’s final home game with the Flames.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Flames fans should turn out tonight and give “Kipper” a proper send-off. He and now-departed captain Jarome Iginla carried the Flames to the 2004 Stanley Cup Final, and from 2005-06 to 2009-10, he ranked among the league’s elite goaltenders.
LA PRESSE: Ryan White heads to NHL HQ in New York City for a hearing over his hit to the head of Flyers defenseman Kent Huskins.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: White could face a significant suspension, perhaps over five games.