Kings down the Canucks, the latest on Carey Price, Bobby Ryan, Joe Colborne and Tyler Pitlick, and updates on the Jets and Maple Leafs.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Two late goals by Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll led to the Los Angeles Kings overcoming a 2-1 deficit to defeat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If not for goalie Ryan Miller the Canucks would’ve been blown out of this one, as they were outshot 40-16.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens goalie Carey Price will start his 400th career NHL game tonight against the New Jersey Devils.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators star Bobby Ryan still believes his club can reach the playoffs this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Sens have a lot of ground to gain, as they’re currently seven points out of contention. With half a season left to play, the Senators have enough time to get back into a playoff berth but they must improve their performance the rest of the way.
CALGARY SUN: Flames center Joe Colborne is starting to regain his scoring touch after going goalless for 18 games before Christmas.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers forward Tyler Pitlick suffered a lacerated spleen during a recent game against the Calgary Flames. It’s yet to be determined if he’ll require surgery. Oilers defenseman Keith Aulie was suspended for two games with pay for an illegal hit to the head on Flames center Matt Stajan.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets are struggling in five-on-five situations.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul is out with an apparent leg injury while center Peter Holland is sidelined by an upper-body injury.