Game recaps, updates on Marc Methot, Zack Kassian andTom Sesito, plus the latest on the Winnipeg Jets.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Michael Bournival scored twice and Carey Price collected his 200th career NHL victory as the Montreal Canadiens won their fifth straight game, doubling up the New Jersey Devils 4-2. The win puts the Habs in third overall in the Eastern Conference, one point behind the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders.
TORONTO STAR: The shorthanded Maple Leafs, missing Joffrey Lupul, Nazem Kadri and Peter Holland, fell 3-1 to the Minnesota Wild. Lupul is expected to miss a month, Holland is week-to-week while Kadri could miss 7-10 days.
CALGARY SUN: Two goals by John Tavares lifted the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames, snapping the Flames’ four-game winning streak.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to the Colorado Avalanche.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators have sent defenseman Marc Methot to the AHL affiliate in Binghamton for a two-week conditioning stint.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks have placed enforcer Tom Sesito on waivers. If unclaimed, Sesito will be demoted to the Canucks’ AHL affiliate in Utica, NY. Canucks GM Jim Benning told season-ticket holders on Thursday he’s not shopping winger Zack Kassian, though rival GMs have called expressing interest in Kassian.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets coach Paul Maurice is shuffling his checking lines in hopes of getting more out of them. T.J Galiardi has moved to left wing on the third line, while Chris Thorburn drops to the fourth line.