Game recaps, the latest on Robin Lehner, Joe Colborne and Derek Roy, plus updates on the Canucks and Jets.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Two goals by Max Pacioretty and another by P.K. Subban rallied the Canadiens to overcome a 2-0 third-period deficit and defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Until the midpoint of the third it looked like the Blue Jackets, backstopped by Sergei Bobrovsky, were going to steal this one. The Habs dominated the game but Bobrovsky was outstanding until the final minutes of the third.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs were shut out for the second straight game, falling 4-0 to the Anaheim Ducks.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Leafs remain five points back of the Boston Bruins for the final wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Despite the Canucks recent struggles, GM Jim Benning will note sacrifice the club’s future with quick-fix deals.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s doesn’t mean Benning won’t make any trades, but unlike his predecessor he’s not going to ship out his young players, prospects or draft picks for rental players in hopes they can get the Canucks into the postseason.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators goalie Robin Lehner, considered the club’s future starter, continues to struggle through this season.
CALGARY SUN: Flames winger Joe Colborne has been tasked with showing the ropes to new Flames center Drew Shore.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Don’t expect Derek Roy, who’s regained his offensive touch of late, to be a long-term fit with the Oilers.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets aren’t allowing their recent blowout of the Florida Panthers to go to their heads.