Flames down the Jets, Oilers edge the Sharks, updates on Carey Price, Mika Zibanejad and Eddie Lack, while the Maple Leafs prepare to face the Predators.
CALGARY HERALD/WINNIPEG SUN: Joe Colborne collected two assists as the Calgary Flames downed the Winnipeg Jets 5-2, handing the latter their fourth straight loss. Bryan Little had a goal and an assist in a losing cause for the Jets, who are only one point ahead of the Flames in the Western Conference standings.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Rob Klinkhammer scored in the 13th round of the shootout to give the Edmonton Oilers a 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Jordan Eberle scored twice in regulation for the Oilers, while Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski had three-point performances for the Sharks.
LA PRESSE: Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price was the NHL first star for the week ending Feb. 1. Price won all three of his starts, including two shutouts, a 0.66 goals-against average and .980 save percentage.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators center Mika Zibanejad’s performance is improving thanks to help and encouragement from Bobby Ryan.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Only 21, Zibanejad is on pace for career-highs in goals (23), assists (23) and points (46) this season.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Backup Eddie Lack will get a rare start when the Canucks face off against the Winnipeg Jets tonight.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs will try to snap their nine-game losing skid when they face the Nashville Predators, who humiliated the Leafs 9-2 in their last meeting.