How Canadian NHL teams fared last night

Winnipeg, Calgary and Montreal each took to the ice on Tuesday night seeking a second victory in the new year. Two teams managed the task, while one continued its downward trajectory.

Jets, Flames cruise; Canadiens struggle

Drew Stafford scores 2 goal in Winnipeg's 4-1 victory. 0:26

The Jets, Flames and Canadiens each took to the ice on Tuesday night seeking a second victory in the new year. Two teams managed the task, while one continued its downward trajectory. 

Here's a quick look at what happened:

Stafford propels Jets on power play

In their last appearance in Nashville in November, the Jets were blown out in an embarrassing 7-0 loss.

They flipped the script on Tuesday, with Winnipeg exacting revenge against the Predators in a 4-1 triumph. Drew Stafford capitalized with goals on two of the Jets' three power-play opportunities.

Stafford had some help between the pipes, as Nashville could not solve Connor Hellebuyck. The rookie goalie was bombarded by 44 shots, while the Jets responded with only 18. 

Flames' Ramo has shutout streak ended

The Calgary Flames remain perfect in 2016 after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1

Goalie Karri Ramo made 30 saves and narrowly missed preserving his shutout streak through two games, but Steven Stamkos halted it at 18:21 of the final frame.

Prior to the Lightning captain's goal, Ramo stayed flawless for a personal-best 152 minutes and 55 seconds, which was just 12 minutes short of a franchise record. 

Matt Stajan, David Jones and Lance Bouma scored for the home team. 

Canadiens end road trip with whimper

Following a dominant performance at the Winter Classic on Saturday, Montreal ended its eight-game road trip with yet another defeat. 

The Flyers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win in Philadelphia thanks to goals from Brayden Schenn, Shayne Gostisbehere, Wayne Simmonds and Sean Couturier.

They fended off a Canadiens comeback attempt late in the third to hand Montreal its 12th loss in the last 15 games. 

A bright side to the night for the Canadiens was Brendan Gallagher, who scored his second goal in as many games since his return from injury. 


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.