Game recaps and notable news involving your favorite Canadian NHL teams.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Montreal Canadiens blew a 2-0 lead to fall 3-2 to the lowly Arizona Coyotes.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: No excuse for this loss. Yes, the Habs played the day prior but so did the Coyotes, who were coming off a humiliating 7-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. The Canadiens built their lead, thought they had the game in the bag and stopped skating.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks fell 4-2 to the Minnesota Wild. A disallowed goal by Canucks defenseman Alex Edler seemed to change the outcome, for if it had counted the Canucks would’ve been down 2-1 early in the third period.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A tough break for the Canucks, who’ve been struggling to score of late.
WINNIPEG SUN: After dropping three straight games, the Winnipeg Jets could start feeling the heat from the Calgary Flames, who are only three points behind them in the standings.
CALGARY SUN: Among the five burning questions facing the Flames this week: Has starting goalie Jonas Hiller regained his form? And will Paul Byron regain his scoring touch?
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators are hoping to build momentum off their 7-2 thumping of the Coyotes on Saturday.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers continue to struggling hanging onto leads.
TORONTO STAR: The defensive system implemented by Maple Leafs coach Peter Horachek has negated the club’s speed advantage.