Game recaps, updates on Andrei Markov and Anton Lander, plus the latest on the Canucks and Maple Leafs. 

Game Recaps.

Jiri Hudler scores against the Predators.

Jiri Hudler scores against the Predators.

CALGARY HERALD: Lance Bouma scored twice and Jiri Hudler collected three points as the Flames inched back into playoff position with a 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators.

WINNIPEG SUN: Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews scored the game-tying and winning goals respectively to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators coach Dave Cameron shook up his roster but the end result was a 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. Jaromir Jagr scored twice for the Panthers.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Flames are now one point up on the LA Kings for third in the Pacific Division. The Jets are now only one point ahead of the Flames and two up on the Kings for the final wild-card berth in the Western Conference. The Boston Bruins now hold a three-point lead over the Senators while the Panthers are only one point back of the Sens in the race for the final wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference. 

Notable Headlines.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens have made Andrei Markov their nominee for the Masterton Trophy.

THE VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks begin a crucial road trip (facing St. Louis, Chicago, Nashville and Winnipeg) which could determine if they make or miss the playoffs.

TORONTO SUN: After a lengthy slump, the Maple Leafs top line of Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak is finally showing signs of life.

EDMONTON SUN: Anton Lander continues to improve for the Oilers.