OTTAWA – Ray Emery made 29 saves, and Patrick Eaves and Chris Neil scored third-period goals to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Saturday for their seventh victory in eight games.
Emery was making his seventh straight start. He had his fourth shutout of the season a week earlier in a 3-0 victory in Boston.
Jason Spezza, back in the lineup after missing 14 games because of a knee injury, assisted on Eaves’ goal at 2:17 of the third. Neil made it 2-0 at 7:48. Glen Murray scored 56 seconds later, ending Emery’s shutout streak at 135 minutes, 44 seconds. Antoine Vermette was awarded a short-handed goal with 45.1 seconds remaining after Boston’s Marc Savard threw his stick to spoil the shot at an empty net.
Rangers 2, Flyers 1
PHILADELPHIA – Jason Krog’s tie-breaking goal 3:49 into the third period gave the New York Rangers a 2-1 win over Philadelphia.
Leafs 4, Canadiens 1
TORONTO – Defenseman Pavel Kubina scored twice to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.
Panthers 4, Devils 2
SUNRISE, Fla. – Rostislav Olesz scored twice and Joel Kwiatkowski had the game-winner as the Florida Panthers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2.
Islanders 5, Sabres 3
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Randy Robitaille scored with 3:09 left to help rally the New York Islanders to a 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
Capitals 7, Hurricanes 3
WASHINGTON – Alexander Semin had two goals and an assist as the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3.