Game recaps plus updates on the Flames and Jets.
TORONTO SUN/EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped their 11-game losing streak with a convincing 5-1 win over the hapless Edmonton Oilers. Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly scored the goal of the night with a coast-to-coast effort.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Leafs weren’t going to lose forever, and it was a strong effort on their part in this game. Sadly, their 11-game losing skid killed their playoff chances. Meanwhile, some Toronto fans and pundits are dreaming of the Leafs winning the draft lottery and drafting Connor McDavid, who said being drafted by the Leafs would be a dream come true. Good for him, but I’m guessing he’ll end up being selected by the Oilers, Buffalo Sabres or Arizona Coyotes as the first-overall pick.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: P.K. Subban collected three assists as the Canadiens downed the New Jersey Devils 6-2, snapping a two-game losing skid. Tomas Plekanec and Dale Weise both scored twice and Lars Eller scored his first goal since Dec. 29.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and Daniel Sedin scored a franchise-record 115th career power-play goal as the Vancouver Canucks blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: A three-goal third period outburst by the Columbus Blue Jackets lifted them to a 4-1 win over the struggling Ottawa Senators. Ottawa coach Dave Cameron wasn’t pleased with goalie Robin Lehner throwing his stick in disgust following the Jackets fourth goal.
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CALGARY HERALD: After collecting eight points of 12 points during a recent six-game home stand, the Flames are in good shape as they head to California on a two-game road trip.
WINNIPEG SUN: Amid the distraction over Evander Kane’s recent fallout with teammates and his season-ending shoulder surgery, the Jets find themselves struggling to snap a six-game losing streak.