The Canucks beat the Flames in a brawl-filled game, Leafs down the Canadiens, Jets edged the Oilers, and the Senators fall to the Rangers.

Canucks and Flames engage in early first period brawl.

Canucks and Flames engage in early first period brawl.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE/CALGARY SUN: The Canucks defeated the Flames in a shootout 3-2 in a game marred by a line brawl only two seconds into the first period. Canucks coach John Tortorella has a hearing schedule with the league on Monday over his actions near the Flames dressing room during the first intermission.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I suspect Tortorella will face a suspension for his actions.

TORONTO SUN/MONTREAL GAZETTE: James van Riemsdyk snapped a 3-3 tie as his winning goal lifted the Maple Leafs to a 5-3 win over the Canadiens, giving the Leafs their fourth straight win.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That should ease the pressure upon Leafs management from those denizens of “Leafs Nations” calling for a significant roster shakeup or a coaching change, for the time being anyway.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS/EDMONTON SUN: Rookies Jacob Trouba and Mark Scheifele provided the scoring for the Jets in their 3-2 overtime win over the Oilers, handing the latter their fourth straight loss.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s the third straight win for the Jets under new coach Paul Maurice, which should be a significant confidence boost. Still, let’s see how the Jets do against tougher competition before we start predicting a second-half turnaround in their fortunes. 

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The New York Rangers scored three unanswered goals on route to a 4-1 win over the Senators.