Hurricanes Continue Domination of Senators
Raleigh, n.c. — Dan Ellis made 33 saves for his first shutout in more than two years and Eric Staal scored to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 1-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators last night.
Ellis, making only his second start of the season in place of Cam Ward, earned his 13th career shutout and first since Nov. 9, 2010, against Toronto while he was with Tampa Bay.
Carolina improved to 9-0-1 in its last 10 home games against the Senators.
Ottawa came in with a 5-1-1 record but struggled to generate many scoring chances.
Capitals 3, Flyers 2
Washington — Troy Brouwer and Wojtek Wolksi scored third-period goals, and Braden Holtby made 29 saves in the Capitals’ victory over Philadelphia.
Niklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist for Washington (2-5-1), which had lost two straight. Defenseman Bruno Gervais, and Brayden Schenn scored for the Flyers (2-6), who have lost three in a row.
Lightning 8, Jets 3
Tampa, Fla. — Cory Conacher had two goals and an assist to lead Tampa Bay past Winnipeg. Tampa Bay also got goals from Steven Stamkos, Vincent Lecavalier, Nate Thompson, Teddy Purcell, Ryan Malone and Benoit Pouliot. Stamkos and Lecavalier both added two assists.
The Lightning, 6-1-0 this season, have scored five or more goals in four consecutive games.
Red Wings 5, Blues 3
Detroit — Henrik Zetterberg scored three goals, and his second assist of the game set up Pavel Datsyuk’s tiebreaking goal at 9:38 of third period to help Detroit beat St. Louis.
Zetterberg scored the first two goals and set up Jonathan Ericsson’s tying goal early in the third period.
etroit’s captain missed practice on Thursday because he wasn’t feeling well, but he was at the top of his game Friday.
St. Louis goalie Jaroslav Halak left the game shortly after Zetterberg’s second goal midway through the first period and was replaced by Brian Elliott. It wasn’t clear whether Halak was hurt or was pulled by coach Ken Hitchcock.
Detroit’s Jimmy Howard made 23 saves for his 114th victory, tying Dominik Hasek for seventh place on the team’s career list.