Canada's NHL teams - November 22-24

Canada's teams had a pretty good weekend as the NHL wrapped up early in deference to the Grey Cup. They won six of their nine contests against American rivals. - By Jonathon Jackson

Desharnais scores 1st, Canadiens top Capitals 3-2

Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward, left, and Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj (30), of Czech Republic, stand by as the puck bounces off Budaj's shoulder, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sedin brothers lead Canucks past Blue Jackets, 6-2

Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin, third left, of Sweden, scores a goal past Columbus Blue Jackets' goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, as Derek MacKenzie, from left, Fedor Tyutin, of Russia, Nikita Nikitin, of Russia, and Blake Comeau, right, watch during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Stanton, right, roughs up Columbus Blue Jackets' R.J. Umberger during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday Nov. 22, 2013

Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Stanton, right, roughs up Columbus Blue Jackets' R.J. Umberger during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Winnipeg Jets' Matt Halischuk (15) scores a goal against Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom (32) as the Wild's Matt Cooke (24) attempts to push him off the puck during the third period of an NHL game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Winnipeg Jets' Matt Halischuk (15) scores a goal against Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom (32) as the Wild's Matt Cooke (24) attempts to push him off the puck during the third period of an NHL game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

Wild edge Jets in shootout 3-2

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle (3) scores on his shootout attempt against Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) for the win in an NHL game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 23: David Clarkson #71 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre November 23, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Maple Leafs hold on to beat Capitals 2-1 in SO

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer, right, makes a save as Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich, center, and Leafs defenseman Cody Franson close in during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto, on Saturday, Nov. 23 , 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 23: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens stops the puck in front of Chris Kunitz #14 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on November 23, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 23: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his second period goal with teammates during the NHL game Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre on November 23, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks as referee Justin St. Pierre signals the goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks as referee Justin St. Pierre signals the goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Chicago Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger, right, of Sweden, scores a goal against Vancouver Canucks' goalie Roberto Luongo during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday Nov. 23, 2013

Chicago Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger, right, of Sweden, scores a goal against Vancouver Canucks' goalie Roberto Luongo during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Carolina Hurricanes' Kevin Westgarth, left, sends Ottawa Senators' Mark Borowiecki head first into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh , N.C., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Westgarth received two minutes for boarding. Hurricanes won 4-1

Carolina Hurricanes' Kevin Westgarth, left, sends Ottawa Senators' Mark Borowiecki head first into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh , N.C., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Westgarth received two minutes for boarding. Hurricanes won 4-1. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)