Senators Take Indoor Outdoor Game

Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil, left, checks Vancouver Canucks' David Booth during third period NHL hockey action at the Heritage Classic at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil, left, checks Vancouver Canucks' David Booth during third period NHL hockey action at the Heritage Classic at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Vancouver, British Columbia — Cody Ceci scored a second-period goal and the Ottawa Senators downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 before a crowd of more than 50,000 on Sunday in the Heritage Classic.

The Senators posted their first win in three games and kept pace in the race for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. The Canucks suffered their ninth loss in 10 games and remained on the bubble in their quest for eighth place in the Western Conference.

Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson and Colin Greening — into an empty-net with 1:33 left in the game — also scored for Ottawa.

The NHL’s outdoor series was forced to go indoors as the B.C. Place Stadium roof was closed due to rain.

The game was designed as a tribute to the 1915 Stanley Cup final series between the eventual-champion Vancouver Millionaires and Ottawa Senators. The Canucks wore maroon and cream-colored Millionaires replica jerseys while the Senators sported duds similar to those of their predecessors.

Flyers 5, Capitals 4

Washington — Vincent Lecavalier scored at 2:45 of overtime and Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit for a victory over Washington.

Trailing 4-2 entering the third period, the Flyers started their comeback when Jakub Voracek scored a power-play goal at 11:58. Claude Giroux sent the game to overtime when he scored his second goal of the game with 65 seconds left in the third.

Sharks 4, Devils 2

Newark, n.j. — Matt Nieto scored the go-ahead goal at 6:20 of the third period and Alex Stalock made 21 saves and San Jose defeated New Jersey.

Logan Couture and Raffi Torres also scored and U.S. Olympian Joe Pavelski had the primary assists on the tying and winning goals as the Sharks won for the fifth time in six games.

Panthers 5, Islanders 3

Uniondale, n.y. — Scottie Upshall scored twice in the third period as part of a four-goal Panthers surge and Florida downed New York.

Upshall’s 11th of the season broke a 3-3 tie at 10:31 of the final period. The goal came on the rebound of shot by Shawn Mattias, who also scored two goals for the Panthers.

Avalanche 6, Lightning 3

Denver — Nick Holden scored two goals, Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist and Colorado rallied to beat Tampa Bay.

Blues 4, Phoenix 2

Glendale, Ariz. — Patrik Berglund scored twice during St. Louis’ four-goal, third-period rally and the Blues beat Phoenix in goaltender Ryan Miller’s debut.

Ducks 5, Hurricanes 3

Anaheim, Calif. — Corey Perry had two goals and an assist in the first period, Andrew Cogliano scored a short-handed goal, and Anaheim beat Carolina for its second straight victory out of the Olympic break.

Frederik Andersen made 49 saves for the NHL-leading Ducks, who jumped to a 5-0 lead midway through the second period and coasted to their third consecutive win overall.

Francois Beauchemin and Jakob Silfverberg also scored as the Ducks won their NHL-best 43rd game and stayed five points ahead of Chicago and St. Louis in the overall league standings.

Alexander Semin, Andrej Sekera and Patrick Dwyer scored in Carolina’s fifth straight loss overall and its fourth in six days since the break.