How Canadian NHL teams fared last night
Jets, Flames cruise; Canadiens struggle
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.