Jets edge the Maple Leafs, Capitals humiliate the Canadiens, Senators fall to the Hurricanes, the latest on Zack Kassian and T.J. Brodie, plus the Oilers are on pace for a franchise-worse season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Leafs continue to play musical goalies, this time yanking James Reimer for Jonathan Bernier. They did garner a point, allowing them to move past the Montreal Canadiens in the standings.
LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens suffered a humiliating 5-0 loss at home to the Washington Capitals. Following the game the players were instructed by management to remain at their stalls to respond to the media. The players also held a meeting to talk about their recent woeful performance.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Talk is cheap. Action speaks louder than words. Apart from their 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks two weeks ago, the Habs have played without effort or passion. Their defensive play has been embarrassing.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators struggles in afternoon games continued, falling 6-3 to the Carolina Hurricanes.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: With the Canucks power-play struggling Tony Gallagher calls for Zack Kassian to get a shot on their first power-play unit.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: At this point, why not? They’ve gotta do something to shake things up.
CALGARY SUN: Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie has elevated his game.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers are on pace for a franchise worse record.