Canadiens beat the Maple Leafs, Flames torch the Oilers, Hurricanes down the Jets, Senators fall to the Stars, and reviewing the Zack Kassian-Cody Hodgson trade. 

Tomas Plekanec celebrates his game-winning goal against the Maple Leafs.

Tomas Plekanec celebrates his game-winning goal against the Maple Leafs.

MONTREAL GAZETTE/TORONTO SUN: Tomas Plekanec snapped a 3-3 tie as the Montreal Canadiens edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3, handing the Leafs their fourth-straight loss.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Canadiens move five points up on the Leafs, who now cling to one of the wild card berths in the Eastern Conference. The Leafs hold a one-point lead over the Detroit Red Wings and Washington Capitals. 

EDMONTON JOURNAL/CALGARY SUN: Curtis Glencross tallied a hat trick, Matt Stajan had a four-point night and Mike Cammalleri picked up three points as the Calgary Flames hammered the Edmonton Oilers 8-1.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The only high point in the game for the Oilers was goalie Ben Scrivens tossing an Oilers jersey back into the crowd after a fan threw it on the ice. 

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets playoff hopes took a hit with their 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Eric and Jordan Staal scored for the Hurricanes, while Jim Slater and Bryan Little tallied for the Jets.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The loss puts the Jets six points out of playoff contention in the Western Conference.

OTTAWA SUN: The Dallas Stars defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1, handing the Senators their sixth straight loss.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators are now ten points out of playoff contention. It’ll take a miracle for them to clinch a postseason spot. 

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Jason Botchford reports Canucks winger Zack Kassian and Sabres center Cody Hodgson have yet to deliver two years after they were dealt for each other.