Game recaps, plus the latest on Radim Vrbata, Andrew Hammond, Tyler Bozak, Dustin Tokarski and more.
CALGARY HERALD: Despite rallying from two one-goal deficits on goals by Deryk Engelland, the Calgary Flames fell 4-3 to the Dallas Stars. Tyler Seguin tallied the winning goal in a shootout.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers blew a 3-0 lead but Derek Roy’s third-period goal gave them a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens made 41 saves for the win.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The win helped the Stars gain a little more ground in their quest for a playoff berth. They’re now five points behind the Flames in the Conference standings and six back of the Winnipeg Jets in the Central Division.
THE PROVINCE: Radim Vrbata has become such a good fit in his first season with the Vancouver Canucks that he wouldn’t mind staying beyond his current contract. Vrbata inked a two-year deal with the Canucks last summer and has 29 goals and 56 points in 70 games this season.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators goalie Andrew (“The Hamburgler”) Hammond would prefer Senators fans donate cash to food banks on his behalf rather than tossing burgers on the ice to celebrate his victories.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets could use sidelined stars Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Little back in the lineup now as they push to clinch a playoff berth. The injured duo have yet to return to action and there’s no timeline as to when they could be back.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Carey Price gets a night off as Dustin Tokarski will be the starter for the Montreal Canadiens when they face the Winnipeg Jets tonight.
TORONTO SUN: Out of all the college players the Maple Leafs have signed in recent years, Tyler Bozak has been the most successful.