How Canadian NHL teams fared last night
Leafs hurt Canes playoff hopes, Jets win big after losing captain
Six Canadian NHL teams played on Thursday night, including a head-to-head matchup between the Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks.
Here's a quick summary of all the action:
Maple Leafs hurt Hurricanes' playoff run
P.A. Parenteau led the last-place Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, picking up a goal and an assist. Jonathan Bernier picked up his first win since Jan. 6.
The loss hurts Carolina more than it helps Toronto. The Hurricanes are two points back of the Pittsburgh Penguins for a wild-card spot.
Also on Thursday, the Leafs announced James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul will not return this season.
Jets put up touchdown after trading Ladd
The Winnipeg Jets didn't let Thursday's trade of captain Andrew Ladd to the Chicago Blackhawks distract them, as they scored six goals en route to a victory over the Dallas Stars.
Mark Scheifele led the way with four points (one goal, three assists) in the 6-3 victory. Joel Armia also scored twice and assisted once for the Jets, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Blake Wheeler, Tobias Enstrom and Jacob Trouba added the other goals for Winnipeg.
Rookie Virtanen leads Canuck vets over Senators
Jake Virtanen scored the go-ahead goal which ended up being the winner as the Vancouver Canucks toppled the Ottawa Senators 5-3. Matt Bartkowski and Emerson Etem each also netted two.
Both teams currently sit out of a playoff spot, by eight and four points, respectively, for the Canucks and Senators.
Flames fall short against Islanders
The Calgary Flames scored four minutes into the game and held a 1-0 lead for the majority of the night, but ended up losing to the New York Islanders 2-1 in overtime.
Jiri Hudler gave the Flames a lead early in the first period, but halfway through the third period, Thomas Hickey tied the game up for the Islanders, forcing overtime.
The game looked as though it would go to a shootout until Islanders forward Josh Bailey scored with 18 seconds left, giving New York the win.
Oilers drop game to Kings in 3rd
Heading into the third period ahead 1-0, the Edmonton Oilers allowed two goals during the third period to hand the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 win.
Zack Kassian scored late in the second for the Oilers, who have lost six straight, but Jeff Carter and Dwight King each netted their own for the Kings in the third.
The Oilers haven't won at the Staples Center since November 2011.