Senators override Bruins


BOSTON – Dany Heatley scored his team-leading 29th and 30th goals, and Ray Emery stopped 18 shots for his fourth shutout to lead the Ottawa Senators to 3-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

Chris Phillips also scored for Ottawa, winners of five straight road games and six of seven overall. The Senators have won the last two meetings against Boston after losing the first three this season.

It was just the second time Boston has been shutout this season; the other came in a 5-0 loss at Nashville on Dec. 30.

Hannu Toivonen, looking for victories in consecutive starts for the first time this season, stopped 36 shots for Boston.

The Bruins matched their lowest shot total this season.

Heatley’s second goal was a shorthanded, empty-netter in the closing seconds.

Ottawa grabbed a 1-0 lead on Phillips’ goal 17:16 into the opening period when he collected the rebound of Peter Schaefer’s shot at the bottom of the left circle and slipped a shot past Toivonen.

The Senators made it 2-0 on Heatley’s power-play goal 15:03 into the second period. Tom Preissing fired a shot from the point that Toivonen stopped, but the puck slipped behind him and Heatley backhanded it into the open net.

Devils 4, Flyers 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Brian Gionta scored the tying goal with 20.8 seconds remaining in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Panthers 4, Capitals 1

WASHINGTON – Florida kept shooting again, and Washington couldn’t stop the Panthers again.

Martin Gelinas scored twice, and Ville Peltonen added a goal and an assist to give the Panthers a 4-1 victory over the Capitals on Saturday.

Thrashers 3, Rangers 1

NEW YORK – Niclas Havelid scored his second goal of the season 4:09 into the third period to snap a tie and lift the Atlanta Thrashers to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Avalanche 3, Red Wings 1

DENVER – Peter Budaj kept Colorado in it with 27 saves and Andrew Brunette scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, helping the Avalanche end a seven-game losing streak against the Detroit Red Wings with a 3-1 victory Saturday night.

Canadiens 4, Sabres 3

MONTREAL – Michael Ryder scored the go-ahead goal with 2:53 remaining in regulation and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Saturday night, despite blowing a three-goal lead.

Predators 6, Hawks 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – David Legwand scored three goals and assisted on another and the Nashville Predators extended the Chicago Blackhawks’ losing streak to nine with a 6-3 victory Saturday night.

Lightning 6, Hurricanes 5

RALEIGH, N.C. – Vaclav Prospal scored on the final play of a shootout Saturday night to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5.

Penguins 8, Leafs 2

PITTSBURGH – Mark Recchi scored three consecutive power-play goals and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to an 8-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Evgeni Malkin had five assists.

, Sergei Gonchar had three assists and Jarkko Ruutu scored on a penalty shot goal for the Penguins, who were 5-for-9 on the power play.