Updates on the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens will be without defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (upper-body injury) through the first four games of their upcoming series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
CALGARY SUN/LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Flames lack of blueline depth could be their undoing in their upcoming series against the Anaheim Ducks, who will attempt to wear down Calgary’s defense as part of their strategy to win this series.
THE PROVINCE: In the aftermath of the Vancouver Canucks first-round ouster by the Calgary Flames, Canucks coach Willie Desjardins is second-guessing some of the decisions he made in that series.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The further the Montreal Canadiens advance in the 2015 playoffs, the better the return the Oilers will receive on Jeff Petry, who they shipped to the Habs at this season’s trade deadline. Should the Canadiens advance to the Eastern Conference Final, the Oilers will receive a third-round pick.