Game recaps, plus updates on Cody Franson, Jacob Trouba, Joni Ortio and more. 

P.K. Subban celebrates his overtime goal against the Predators

P.K. Subban celebrates his overtime goal against the Nashville Predators.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Carey Price returned from injury to make 36 saves while P.K. Subban scored an overtime power-play goal to carry the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: “Keep calm and Carey on.”

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Teddy Purcell scored in regulation and again in a shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 5-4 comeback win over the Washington Capitals, marking the Oilers second-straight road win.

THE PROVINCE: The speedy Tampa Bay Lightning proved too much for the Vancouver Canucks, as the Lightning rolled to a 4-1 victory.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Canucks have trouble against swift opponents this season. That’s going to be an issue for them down the stretch. 

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal gave the New York Rangers a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, snapping the Sens’ seven-game regular-season winning streak at Madison Square Garden.

NATIONAL POST: Believe it or not, defenseman Cody Franson wants to re-sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

TORONTO STAR: Three Maple Leafs fans face charges and and a one-year ban from the Air Canada Centre for tossing jerseys on the ice during the Leafs recent home loss against the lowly Carolina Hurricanes.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: CBC News reports the trio were each fined $60.00. So, tossing jerseys on the ice results in fines and a ban from building. Tossing waffles, however, apparently remains okay. 

CALGARY HERALD: Flames rookie goalie Joni Ortio has become the headline-grabber of the club’s current road trip and four-game winning streak.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Thanks in part to Ortio’s goaltending, the Flames have climbed back into the Western Conference playoff picture

WINNIPEG SUN: Good news for the Jets, as defenseman Jacob Trouba (wrist injury) could return to the lineup tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Trouba was originally believes sidelined until early-February so this is very good news for the Jets. 

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Heritage Classic game slated for Winnipeg has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts to 2016-17.