Senators Veto New Jersey
Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) scores against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, and defenseman Greg Zanon (4) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Denver. Colorado won 6-5. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Newark, n.j. — Jakob Silfverberg beat Martin Brodeur to his stick side in the shootout and goalie Ben Bishop turned aside 30 shots for his first victory of the season, giving the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils yesterday.
Silfverberg, who assisted on the Senators’ regulation goal, skated in on Brodeur in the shootout and fired a right-handed wrist shot that caught the NHL’s all-time wins leader by surprise.
Bishop stopped former Senator Bobby Butler on the Devils’ third shootout attempt to give Ottawa only its third road win of the season. Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias were both stopped by Bishop in the shootout.
Maple Leafs 3, Panthers 0
Sunrise, Fla. — Ben Scrivens notched his second consecutive shutout, and Clarke MacArthur and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist to lead Toronto to a win over Florida.
Scrivens, who got his first shutout last Saturday in a 3-0 victory over Ottawa, stopped 37 shots.
Phil Kessel also scored for the Maple Leafs, who won for the sixth time in seven games.
Flyers 7, Islanders 0
Uniondale, n.y. — The line of Claude Giroux, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek combined for three goals and 10 points, helping Philadelphia break a slump with a victory over New York.
Giroux scored two goals and added an assist, Read had a goal and two assists and Voracek had four assists. Ilya Bryzgalov made 19 saves for his first shutout of the season and 30th in the NHL.
Canadiens 3, Hurricanes 0
Montreal — Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty scored 18 seconds apart in the third period to seal Montreal’s fourth straight win with a victory over Carolina.
Pacioretty added an assist and Brandon Prust also scored for Montreal in the third.
Peter Budaj made 19 saves for his second win and first shutout in a Canadiens uniform. Cam Ward stopped 23 shots for Carolina, which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.
Avalanche 6, Predators 5
Denver — Paul Stastny and Jamie McGinn scored 13 seconds apart in the second period and Colorado snapped a nine-game losing streak against Nashville with a win over the Predators.
Matt Duchene and Aaron Palushaj each had a goal and two assists. Chuck Kobasew and Tyson Barrie also scored for Colorado, which also picked up a pair of assists from former Dartmouth College star David Jones.
The Predators pulled to 4-3 on Colin Wilson’s goal before Stastny and McGinn restored the cushion and forced Nashville coach Barry Trotz to yank Chris Mason, who allowed six goals on 18 shots.
Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn and Jonathon Blum had goals for Nashville.