Game recaps, plus updates on Blake Wheeler, Morgan Rielly, Chris Neil and more.
THE PROVINCE: The New Jersey Devils doubled up the Vancouver Canucks 4-2. A positive note for the Canucks was Zack Kassian, skating with the Sedin twins, tallied both Vancouver goals.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Maybe this convinced Canucks coach Willie Desjardins to keep Kassian with the twins for several games to see how they do.
CALGARY HERALD: The Anaheim Ducks tallied five third-period goals to overcome a 2-0 deficit and douse the Flames 6-3.
TORONTO SUN: Goals by Eric and Jordan Staal lifted the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Earlier in the day, Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly apologized for making a comment about “not being a girl” regarding the Leafs current situation.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Winger Blake Wheeler (left knee) is expected to be in the Jets lineup when they face off today against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators forward Chris Neil (broken left thumb) will undergo surgery in hopes of speeding up his healing process.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Injuries have turned the Montreal Canadiens into this season’s young NHL team.