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Heatley, Gerber lead Senators over Sabres 5-3

Heatley, Gerber lead Senators over Sabres 5-3

Dany Heatley had a goal and two assists, Martin Gerber made 29 saves and the Ottawa Senators beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Wade Redden added a goal and assist for the Senators, who scored three times in the second period.
Antoine Vermette, Mike Fisher and Daniel Alfredsson also scored for Ottawa, which has won two straight and eight of its last 10 games in the National Hockey League.
Capitals 3, Lightning 2
In Washington, Matt Bradley scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:53 left, and Washington ended a three-game skid by beating Tampa Bay.
David Steckel had a goal and two assists for the Capitals, who earlier in the day learned that the team removed the "interim" tag from Bruce Boudreau's coaching title.
Islanders 4, Maple Leafs 3, OT
In Uniondale, New York, Mike Comrie scored with 9.6 seconds left in overtime, Wade Dubielewicz made 22 saves in relief of injured Rick DiPietro and New York spoiled Jason Blake's return.
Blake spent parts of six seasons with the Islanders before signing with Toronto during the summer.
Rangers 4, Hurricanes 2
In New York, Jaromir Jagr scored twice to end a goal-scoring slump and Brendan Shanahan set up a pair of third-period power-play goals to help New York beat Carolina.
Chris Drury and Dan Girardi also scored for the Rangers, who snapped a three-game losing streak, winning for only the third time in the last 11 games. Scott Walker and Eric Staal scored for Carolina, which had won 3-of-4. Henrik Lundqvist finished with 20 saves.
Blue Jackets 2, Thrashers 0
In Columbus, Ohio, Pascal Leclaire made 21 saves for his league-leading seventh shutout and Columbus snapped Atlanta's four-game winning streak.
With Rick Nash out nursing a sore throat, Dan Fritsche and Jared Boll picked up the scoring for Columbus, which entered having tallied only four goals in the last four games, three of them losses.
Fritsche started the scoring with a power-play goal at 7:39 of the first period on a wrist shot down the right wing that snuck under the arm of goalie Kari Lehtonen. The man-advantage tally was only the Blue Jackets' sixth in their last 58 opportunities. Boll made it 2-0 early in the second period with his fourth goal of the year.


Updated : 2021-02-28 21:10 GMT+08:00