Game recaps, the Flames swing a minor trade with the Panthers, Todd Bertuzzi signs a minor-league PTO contract with the Senators, and more in today’s collection of notable headlines involving your favorite Canadian NHL teams.
TORONTO SUN: Hours after team president Brendan Shanahan put the Maple Leafs players on notice, they responded with a convincing 5-2 victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets. It was interim coach Peter Horachek’s first win since taking over as head coach from Randy Carlyle earlier in the week.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Nail Yakupov and Taylor Hall broke their respective scoring slumps as the Edmonton Oilers upset the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2. Center Derek Roy, who joined the Oilers in a recent trade, has two goals and three assists in six games.
CALGARY HERALD: Tomas Fleischmann scored to lift the Florida Panthers to a wild 6-5 victory over the Calgary Flames. Earlier in the day, the two clubs made a swap of minor leaguers, with the Panthers shipping center Drew Shore to the Flames in exchange for Corban Knight.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens hope to build upon their first-half success over the remainder of this season.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: A recent slump has the Jets clinging to the last wild-card berth in the Western Conference.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators have signed free-agent winger Todd Bertuzzi to a minor-league PTO contract.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Call-up defenseman Frank Corrado hopes for a chance to play a game for the Canucks.