Ducks down the Jets on the night both teams honor Teemu Selanne, Oilers fall to the Panthers, plus the latest on the other Canadian NHL teams.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets blew a two-goal lead to fall 5-4 in a shootout to the Anaheim Ducks. Before the game, the Ducks honored Teemu Selanne by retiring his number. The Jets also honored Selanne by wearing their vintage jerseys from the early-1990s for the warm-up. Selanne began his NHL career in Winnipeg.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Nice touch by the Jets.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: A costly giveaway by Oilers forward Nail Yakupov resulted in Sean Bergeheim’s winning goal as the Florida Panthers downed the Oilers 3-2 to sweep their Western Canadian road trip.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty feels he and his teammates must do a better job focusing on their opponents and capitalizing on their chances, especially on the power play.
TORONTO SUN: Lance Hornby wonders if Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier will be in net against his former team when the Leafs face the LA Kings tonight.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Most likely, yes.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks continue to struggle at home and play well on the road.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators GM Bryan Murray believes his team must overcome their inconsistent first half if they’re to get back into the playoff chase.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Since last season, the Senators have been consistent in their inconsistency.
CALGARY HERALD: Changes to the NHL game is forcing enforcers like recently-demoted Flames forward Brian McGrattan from the league.