Game recaps plus the latest on the Jets, Maple Leafs and Oilers in your NHL Canadian Corner.
MONTREAL GAZETTE/OTTAWA SUN: Alex Galchenyuk’s overtime goal lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, giving the Habs a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series. Montreal’s P.K. Subban and Ottawa’s Mark Stone, the subjects of much talk from Game One when Subban slashed Stone on the wrist, factored into the scoring in this one. Subban scored the Canadiens second goal, while Stone collected two assists.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: There was much talk of the Senators seeking revenge on Subban for slashing Stone, but nothing came of it in this game. Still, it could be something worth keeping an eye on as this series progresses.
THE VANCOUVER SUN/CALGARY HERALD: The Vancouver Canucks downed the Calgary Flames 4-1 to even their best-of-seven series at a game apiece. Daniel Sedin, Chris Higgins, Ronalds Kenans and Radim Vrbat scored for the Canucks. A brawl late in the third period could see Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland possibly face supplemental discipline after incurring two fighting majors, an instigator penalty and three game misconducts.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets try to regroup from their Game One loss to the Anaheim Ducks. The two clubs face off tonight in Anaheim.
TSN.CA: The Toronto Maple Leafs are having ongoing discussions with Arizona Coyotes assistant GM and goalie coach Sean Burke.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers are hoping for luck to go their way in the NHL Draft lottery tonight. The Oilers finished the season with the league’s third-worst record.