Flames edge the Predators, Canadiens lose to Red Wings, Oilers fall short against the Coyotes, updates on the Canucks and Senators, plus the latest on Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba and Paul Ranger.
CALGARY HERALD: Despite a four-goal performance by Nashville Predators forward Eric Nystrom, the Calgary Flames rallied from a 4-2 deficit for a 5-4 shootout victory. Jiri Hudler tallied the winning goal for the Flames.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Montreal Canadiens continue to struggle, falling 4-1 to the Detroit Red Wings. Henrik Zettterberg and Niklas Kronwall had two-point performances. Brendan Gallagher scored the only goal for the Habs.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Sloppy defense is costing the Canadiens, who’ve won only four of their last twelve games.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Phoenix Coyotes jumped to a 4-0 lead and held on to beat the Oilers 4-3. David Perron, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Matt Hendricks scored for the Oilers.
VANCOUVER SUN: Looks like there’s no immediate help coming for the slumping Canucks offense.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That they tried unsuccessfully to sign Vaclav Prospal speaks volumes both for management’s desperation and for the lack of affordable help currently available on the trade market.
OTTAWA SUN: Struggling to win afternoon games this season, the Senators hope to reverse that trend today when they face off against the Carolina Hurricanes.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets rookies Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba are making their mark.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The pair look like they’ll have bright futures in the NHL.
TORONTO SUN: After four years out of the NHL, Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger is trying to catch up to the pace.