OTTAWA – Dennis Seidenberg scored with 1:04 left to help the Boston Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Thursday.
Patrice Bergeron won a faceoff in the offensive zone back to Zdeno Chara. The Boston captain fed Seidenbergand, whose shot found its way past goalie Robin Lehner through a maze of players.
Daniel Paille also scored for the Bruins (20-6-3) and Anton Khudobin made 27 saves.
Kaspars Daugavins scored for Ottawa and Lehner also stopped 27 shots. The Senators dropped to 16-9-6 after winning their previous three games.
SABRES 5, MAPLE LEAFS 4: Steve Ott scored the decisive goal in the sixth round of the shootout, helping host Buffalo rally over slumping Toronto.
Ryan Miller then secured the win by getting his left pad out to stop former Sabres forward Clarke MacArthur’s shootout attempt. Miller stopped 32 shots through overtime, and allowed only Tyler Bozak to score in the tiebreaker.
Ott set up his successful shootout goal by driving in full speed on James Reimer. Without stopping, Ott slipped the puck inside the right post before the goalie had a chance to get his pad out.
CANADIENS 5, ISLANDERS 2: Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal 48 seconds into the third period, Brendan Gallagher added two and Montreal beat the host New York Islanders for the first time in three tries this season.
Gionta’s 10th goal of the season came after center David Desharnais caught a wobbling puck by the blue line and passed it to Gionta in front.
DEVILS 4, HURRICANES 1: New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur was credited with his third NHL goal when Carolina’s Jordan Staal accidently put the puck in his own empty net.
With a delayed penalty pending against New Jersey’s Marek Zidlicky, Staal passed the puck back to the point from behind the net. The pass missed intended target Tim Gleason, bounced off the boards near center ice and slid into the empty net.
Because he was the last Devils player to touch the puck, Brodeur got credit for the goal — the third of his career.
PANTHERS 3, RANGERS 1: Jacob Markstrom made 44 saves and just missed his first NHL shutout, and the cellar-dwelling Panthers dealt the playoff-hopeful Rangers a big blow.
The Rangers had gotten back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference with wins on two consecutive nights this week after a three-game skid.
PREDATORS 5, FLAMES 3: Mike Fisher scored two goals and Nashville beat Calgary to snap a four-game losing streak.
Martin Erat, Nick Spaling and Brandon Yip had the other goals for the Predators.
Mark Giordano, Blake Comeau and Jarome Iginla scored for the Flames.
CAPITALS 4, JETS 0: Braden Holtby made 19 saves and Alexander Ovechkin had a goal in Washington’s victory over host Winnipeg.