Game recaps and remembering the life and career of Canadiens legend Elmer Lach.
WINNIPEG SUN/THE VANCOUVER SUN: The Winnipeg Jets blew a 2-0 lead but held on for a 5-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Lee Stempniak scored twice and Mathieu Perreault collected three assists for the Jets, who are tied with the LA Kings (92 points each) for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference. Alex Burrows scored twice in a losing cause for the Canucks, who sit two points ahead of the Calgary Flames for second in the Pacific Division and three up on the Kings.
CALGARY HERALD/EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Calgary Flames kept ahead of the LA Kings for third in the Pacific Division by blanking the Edmonton Oilers 4-0. The Flames also tied their franchise record for road wins with 22. Goalie Jonas Hiller made 27 saves for the win, replacing Karri Ramo who departed in the first minute of the game favoring his left side. No word yet as to the severity of Ramo’s condition.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators kept their playoff hopes alive by defeating the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime after blowing an early 3-0 lead. Kyle Turris potted the winning goal for the Sens, who remain three points behind the Boston Bruins (95 points) for the final wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference.
TORONTO SUN: The Toronto Maple Leafs did their Ontario rivals no favours, dropping a 2-1 shootout decision to the Boston Bruins.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Dave Stubbs remembers the life and career of Montreal Canadiens legend Elmer Lach, who passed away at the age of 97.