Senators stop Capitals’ streak at eight games

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Vokoun made 35 saves and earned his second straight shutout.  Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports March 30: Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri scored three goals against the Ottawa Senators.. Kadri’s hat trick led Toronto to a 4-0 win.  Marc DesRosiers, USA TODAY Sports Related story Fullscreen March 30: Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Corey Potter, left.. Hall had a hat trick by 7:53 of the first period, breaking Wayne Gretzky’s record for fastest hat trick from the start of a game.  Jason Franson, AP March 29: Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist to give new coach Jon Cooper a win against the New Jersey Devils in his debut.  Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports March 29; Dallas Stars right wing Jaromir Jagr had one assist and a secondary one at that.. But it made him the first European with 1,000 assists and helped end the Minnesota Wild’s seven-game winning streak.  Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports March 29: Columbus Blue Jackets winger Vinny Prospal had a goal, an assist and a plus 3 rating at his team rebounded from a tough loss to beat the Calgary Flames.  Sergei Belski, USA TODAY Sports March 28: New York right wing Colin McDonald, middle, scored twice for the Islanders, who would go on to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers in a shootout.. New York improved to 10-4-1 on the road with the win.  Eric Hartline, USA TODAY Sports March 28: Ottawa Senators goalie Ben Bishop tallied his second career NHL shutout after making 24 saves.. Ottawa defeated the New York Rangers 3-0  Marc DesRosiers, USA TODAY Sports March 28: Phoenix’s Rostislav Klesla aided the Coyotes’ 7-4 blowout against the Nashville Predators by tallying four assists.. The Coyotes used a huge first period to trounce the Preds, ending their seven-game losing streak.  Mark Humphrey, AP March 27: On the night Calgary traded star Jarome Iginla, there was some good news for Calgary fans.. Center Mike Cammalleri scored two goals as the Flames beat Colorado 4-3.  Sergei Belski, USA TODAY Sports March 27: Montreal Canadiens right wing Michael Ryder scored twice against the Bruins.. Montreal came back from a two-goal deficit to win 6-5 in a shootout.  Greg M.. Cooper, USA TODAY Sports March 27: San Jose center Tommy Wingels scored a goal and had two assists in the Sharks’ 4-0 win against the Ducks.. Wingels recorded three points for the first time in his career.  George Nikitin, AP March 26: Carolina defenseman Jamie McBain helped Evander Kane notch a goal when he scored on his own net.. Kane also added three assists in Winnipeg’s 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.  James Guillory, USA TODAY Sports March 26: Toronto alternate captain Joffrey Lupul was clutch when it mattered most. source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2013/04/18/ottawa-senators-washington-capitals-winning-streak-kyle-turris/2095553/

Senators stop Caps’ streak at 8 with 3-1 victory

Chris Neil nearly made it 2-0 after taking a pass through the middle and making his way around Mike Green, but saw his shot bounce off the post and stay out.. The Capitals tied it midway through the period when Ribeiro, standing just outside the crease, hit the puck out of midair to beat Anderson.. But the Senators got the lead right back just over two minutes later when a bad pass from behind the net by Holtby landed right on the stick of Conacher, who easily made it 2-1 on the turnover.. The Senators have won eight of their past ten at home against the Capitals, including a 3-2 victory Jan.. 29 in the first of three scheduled meetings between the teams this season.. The series finale is in Washington on April 25.. Notes: Senators C Mika Zibanejad celebrated his 20th birthday.. …. C Jim O’Brien, C Peter Regin, LW Matt Kassian, C Mike Hoffman, D Mike Lundin and D Andre Benoit were healthy scratches for the Senators.. …. Ottawa is without C Jason Spezza (upper-body injury) and D Erik Karlsson (Achilles). source: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-04-18/senators-stop-caps-streak-at-8-with-3-1-victory

Maple Leafs-Senators Preview

“I thought this was the most complete game we’ve played in quite a while,” coach Paul MacLean said after his team improved to 15-3-3 at home.. “For the most part, that was a real solid game from start to finish from all of our players.” Additionally, the Senators are getting healthier down the stretch.. Defenseman Jared Cowan, expected to miss the entire season with a hip injury, logged nearly 22 minutes Thursday in his second game back.. Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson , who suffered a lacerated Achilles tendon Feb.. 14 and was also expected to be sidelined for the season, practiced with the team Friday for the first time since the injury.. While Karlsson was evasive on a potential return date, he was happy to take the next step in his comeback.. “It gave me some perspective on where I am right now,” he said after practice Friday.. “I tried to make it feel as normal as possible.. It’s good to be out there, receive some passes and make some passes.. Skating with the guys is going to help me figure out where I am right now.” Toronto has outscored Ottawa 14-7 in winning three of four between the teams this season.. Nazem Kadri had his second career hat trick in the most recent meeting, a 4-0 road win March 30 in which Joffrey Lupul scored the other goal and assisted on all three of Kadri’s tallies.. Maple Leafs goaltenders James Reimer and Ben Scrivens each have a shutout this season versus Ottawa, with Reimer turning aside 31 shots in last month’s win. source: http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/preview?gameId=400443137

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators: Saturday NHL game preview

Ottawa Senators: Saturday NHL game preview Ottawa is just one point behind the fifth-place Maple Leafs.. He is recovering from a sliced Achilles tendon.. In the process, the Sens halted Washington’s win streak at eight games .. .. .. Ottawa inched closer to the Leafs in the Eastern Conference playoff race — Ottawa is now a point behind the fifth-place Leafs .. .. .. The Sens are hopeful star defenceman Erik Karlsson, who has missed 27 games with an Achilles tendon tear, could return at some point in the playoffs.. Amazingly, he was practicing with the club Friday in Ottawa. source: http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/04/19/toronto_maple_leafs_vs_ottawa_senators_saturday_nhl_game_preview.html

 

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