Game recaps and latest notable news on your favorite Canadian NHL teams. 

Game recaps.

TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs set a franchise-record 11th consecutive loss by falling 4-1 to the New Jersey Devils. Patrik Elias, long-time Devils star, scored his 400th career NHL goal.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The more the Leafs lose, the greater the likelihood of significant roster changes leading up to the March 2 trade deadline and in the offseason. 

Sidney Crosby celebrates one of his two goals against the Flames.

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby celebrates one of his two goals against the Calgary Flames.

CALGARY SUN: Sidney Crosby scored twice, including a one-handed tally, to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-0 thumping of the Calgary Flames. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury collected his franchise-record (and league-leading) eighth shutout of the season.

WINNIPEG SUN: Patrick Kane had a goal and a assist as the Chicago Blackhawks edged the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in overtime.

Notable Canadian NHL News.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens coach Michel Therrien isn’t pleased that his starting goalie, Carey Price, has been run by opposing players four times since the beginning of January. Therrien believes it’s a league-wide problem.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s also one with no easy answer. Goalie interference is called upon players who “run” a goalie, but sometimes it’s not a clear-cut penalty call. It can be argued that wouldn’t happen if a team has an enforcer in the lineup but I haven’t seen any statistics to support this theory. 

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Center Derek Roy, acquired several weeks ago by the Oilers, has taken on a mentoring role with struggling winger Nail Yakupov, who’s appreciative of playing alongside the veteran center.

THE VANCOUVER SUN: Intensity seems to be lacking by the Canucks in their recent games.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The odds are against the Senators making the playoffs, while their budgetary numbers prevents them from taking on a high-profile player to improve their playoff chances.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators are 12 points out of playoff contention. I don’t believe they can make it.