An update on Canadiens center Daniel Briere, latest on Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle and Senators bench boss Paul MacLean, and updates on the Oilers, Flames, Jets and Canucks.

Canadiens looking for playoff magic from Daniel Briere.

Canadiens looking for playoff magic from Daniel Briere.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The playoffs is the time to shine for Canadiens forward Daniel Briere, who has 109 points in 108 postseason games.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: The fate of Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle remains uncertain.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s widely assumed Carlyle will be replaced. The recent hiring of Brendan Shanahan as team president could delay that decision.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said head coach Paul MacLean will return next season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: He’ll have to change his style, as the Senators were among this season’s worst defensive teams.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish remains steadfast in his support of his coaching and scouting staff.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That support will be tested next season if the Oilers fail to make any significant improvement.

WINNIPEG SUN: Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba will join Team USA at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Pending RFA defenseman Chris Tanev was among the few bright spots in an otherwise miserable season for the Canucks.

CALGARY SUN: The Flames will be moving their AHL affiliate from Abbotsford, BC. Glen Falls, NY has been suggested as a possible destination.