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MONTREAL GAZETTE: Carey Price made 31 saves (17 in the third period alone) for his eighth shutout of the season backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Brendan Gallagher collected his 20th goal of the season while Dale Weise became the eighth Hab to score at least 10 goals this season.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Bobby Ryan scored the game-winning goal and Andrew Hammond ran his record to 12-0-1 as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 6-4 to move within two points of the Bruins for the final wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference. Hammond failed to break the NHL record for consecutive games giving up two goals or less.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pretty sure Hammond is happier about the win than not breaking the record. He will remain tied with Frankie Brimsek in the record books, which in itself is an impressive achievement.
CALGARY HERALD: Goals from Dennis Wideman, T.J. Brodie, Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau gave the Calgary Flames a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
WINNIPEG SUN: “Drew Stafford scored in regulation, he and Andrew Ladd got shootout goals and Ondrej Pavelec won his third consecutive start in goal” as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks squandered a 2-0 lead to fall 6-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Flames win and the Canucks loss moves the former to within one point of the latter for second in the Pacific Division. The Flames are also one point up on the LA Kings and five ahead of the San Jose Sharks. The Jets move to within one point of the Minnesota Wild for the first wild-card berth in the Western Conference.
TORONTO SUN: The Toronto Maple Leafs suffered their 45th loss of the season, falling 4-1 to the San Jose Sharks.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jordan Eberle is enjoying a late-season offensive hot streak.