Jets win first game under their new coach, Flames get first shutout of the season, Canucks fall to the Kings, Senators re-sign GM Brian Murray, plus the latest on Andrei Markov, Boyd Gordon and Peter Holland.

Jets win their first game under new head coach Paul Maurice.

Jets win their first game under new head coach Paul Maurice.

WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets got their first win in their first game under new head coach Paul Maurice, thumping the struggling Phoenix Coyotes 5-1.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Not to take anything away from this victory, which they deserved, but let’s see how they do against tougher competition before assuming they’ve turned the corner under Maurice.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Dustin Brown scored the game’s only goal as the LA Kings narrowly defeated the Canucks in a testy affair. The Canucks also welcomed back defenseman Alex Edler, who missed the last 16 games with a knee injury.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This game was a continuation of what’s becoming an intense rivalry between the Canucks and Kings.

CALGARY HERALD: Karri Ramo made 23 saves backstopping the Flames to a 2-0 shutout of the Carolina Hurricanes, marking not only their first shutout victory of the season but also the first in nearly ten seasons by a Flames goalie not named Miikka Kiprusoff. It was a costly victory for the Flames, as Mike Cammalleri was sidelined by a concussion.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators yesterday re-signed GM Bryan Murray to a two-year contract extension.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’ll have more on Murray and his trade plans for this season in the “Rumors” section.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Defenseman Andrei Markov, who’s played his entire NHL career with the Canadiens, hopes to re-sign with the Habs. He’s eligible for UFA status this summer. Preliminary contract talks have begun between Markov and Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This could get tricky. Markov wants to stay and I believe Bergevin wants to re-sign him, but hanging over this is Markov’s injury history and his age (35).  Markov might have to accept a pay cut from his current $5.75 million per season if he hopes to re-sign a multi-year deal.

EDMONTON SUN: Oilers forward Boyd Gordon was awarded credit for the Chicago Blackhawks’ own goal, even though he was on the bench at the time.

TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs have recalled forward Peter Holland.