Game recaps, Canucks winger Jannik Hansen fined and an update on Senators defenseman Marc Methot.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Nazem Kadri’s shootout goal lifted the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins. Phil Kessel collected a goal and his 200th career assists with the Leafs.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Once again the Oilers lost a game in which they played well enough to win. Credit the Flames for staging yet another comeback victory.
WINNIPEG SUN: The injury-depleted Jets fell 5-2 to the visiting New York Islanders.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Despite their injury woes, the Jets finished December 7-3-3, but missing four defensemen and one of their best wingers to injury could start taking its toll.
THE PROVINCE: Vancouver Canucks winger Jannik Hansen received a $5,000.00 fine from the league for an illegal hit to the head of San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Another infraction like this and Hansen will face an automatic suspension.
OTTAWA SUN: Veteran defenseman Marc Methot could be headed to the Senators AHL affiliate in Binghamton for a conditioning stint. Methot has missed most of this season to a back/hip injury.