Ray Emery made 27 saves for his second straight shutout, Daniel Alfredsson scored in the first minute, and the Senators extended the New York Rangers' losing streak to seven games with a 1-0 victory last night at Kanata, Ottawa.
Ottawa won its third in a row, two nights after Emery stopped 18 shots in a 2-0 home win over the Islanders.
The Rangers were shut out for the second straight game. The losing streak is their longest since an eight-game skid in the wake of the 2004 trading deadline.
Alfredsson gave Ottawa a sudden lead when he tipped Chris Phillips's shot past Henrik Lundqvist at 32 seconds.
The Senators, 3-0 since losing top center Jason Spezza to a knee injury, held the Rangers to four shots in the first period.
Hurricanes 4, Ducks 2 -- Ray Whitney had a goal and two assists, and Rod Brind'Amour added a goal and an assist for host Carolina in a matchup of the defending Stanley Cup champions and the league's top team.
Justin Williams also had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes, who bounced back from a loss at Buffalo Thursday to win for the sixth time in seven games.
Teemu Selanne scored a pair of goals in the second for the Ducks, who have lost three of their last six games.
Penguins 4, Maple Leafs 1 -- Sergei Gonchar scored the go-ahead goal and set up another by Evgeni Malkin and host Pittsburgh scored three power-play goals, ending a five-game losing streak by beating penalty-prone Toronto.
The Maple Leafs, who have lost four of five, lost in Pittsburgh for the first time in eight games.
Wild 4, Blue Jackets 3 -- Wes Walz scored a controversial goal 1:29 into overtime for Minnesota, which has won six straight at home.
Martin Skoula's centering attempt deflected off Walz, who was being checked into the net by Jason Chimera. It took about five minutes for the review to confirm the goal.
Panthers 3, Canadiens 1 -- Ed Belfour made 32 saves, and Nathan Horton scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period for host Florida.
The Panthers won for the fifth time in their last seven games in front of 19,772, a BankAtlantic Center record for a hockey game.
Devils 4, Capitals 3 -- Scott Gomez had two goals and an assist to lead host New Jersey over Washington, which has dropped three straight.
The Atlantic Division-leading Devils won their sixth straight over the Capitals. New Jersey is 11-1-1 in the last 13 games against Washington.
Flames 6, Kings 4 -- Jarome Iginla scored his 21st goal and added three assists to help host Calgary snap a three-game losing streak.
Stars 4, Predators 1 -- Antti Miettinen had a career-high two goals, both on power plays, and Jere Lehtinen scored the go-ahead goal on a power play to help host Dallas down Central Division-leading Nashville.
Blues 4, Avalanche 2 -- Martin Rucinsky scored two goals and Manny Legace beat Colorado for the eighth straight time for visiting St. Louis.