Pens lose on power play
The Associated Press
OTTAWA, Ontario — Ryan Dzingel scored on a power play at 1:20 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
The Penguins were called for too many men on the ice, setting up the winning power play.
Thomas Chabot scored in regulation, Mark Stone assisted on both goals and Craig Anderson made 35 shots. Jean-Sebastien Dea scored for Pittsburgh, and Casey DeSmith stopped 27 shot.
Ottawa was without scoring leader Matt Duchene, with the team saying he’ll be out weeks with a groin injury. The Senators also revealed that Bobby Ryan would be sidelined indefinitely because of a concussion.
Ottawa opened the scoring at 4:24 of the first period. Stone fed Chabot at the point and fired a shot through traffic to beat DeSmith.
Dea tied it at 3:27 of the second.
The Penguins, who are at the New York Islanders on Monday night, played without the services of defensemen Chad Ruhwedel and Juuso Riikola, who were healthy scratches.
The Senators host Boston tonight.
LIGHTNING 7, AVALANCHE 1: Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, beating the Colorado Avalanche. Stamkos scored twice in the first period and had two second-period assists. It was his franchise-best 13th four-point game. Tampa Bay also got two goals from Ondrej Palat, and Louis Domingue made 29 saves. Tyler Johnson, Alex Killorn and Anthony Cirelli added goals.
CAPITALS 4, BLUE JACKETS 0: Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 22nd goal and Braden Holtby got his 34th career shutout in Washington’s victory over Columbus. Holtby finished with 28 saves. Travis Boyd had a goal and an assist, and Brett Connolly and Dmitrij Jaskin also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
FLYERS 6, SABRES 2: Claude Giroux had a goal and three assists to lead Philadelphia past Buffalo. James van Riemsdyk added a goal and an assist to help the Flyers open a five-game trip with their third win in 10 games. Ivan Provorov, Wayne Simmonds, Dale Weise and Travis Konecny also scored, Michael Raffl had two assists, and Anthony Stolarz made 28 saves.
KINGS 5, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 1: Derek Forbort had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 29 saves and Los Angeles beat Vegas. Nikita Scherbak, Matt Luff, Jeff Carter and Nate Thompson also scored to help the Kings tie their season high from a 5-2 victory over Edmonton on Nov. 25. They have two wins in their last five games, and have a league-low 23 points and 65 goals.
RANGERS 5, PANTHERS 4, SO: Kevin Hayes had the deciding goal in the third round of the shootout, lifting New York past Florida. After Mika Zibanejad and Kevin Shattenkirk scored in the shootout for New York and Jonathan Huberdeau tallied for Florida, Hayes beat Roberto Luongo to end the Rangers’ three-game losing streak.
BRUINS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 3: David Krejci had a goal and assist to move past Hall of Famer Cam Neely for 10th on the Bruins’ career scoring list, and Boston beat Toronto to snap a three-game losing streak. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, David Backes, Ryan Donato, Torey Krug and Danton Heinen also scored for the Bruins, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 29 shots.
ISLANDERS 3, RED WINGS 2: Matt Martin broke a tie with 16:36 remaining, capping New York’s comeback victory over Detroit. Down 2-0, New York rallied on goals by Casey Cizikas and Ryan Pulock. Justin Abdelkader and Niklas Kronwall scored for Detroit.