Craig Anderson stopped 47 shots through overtime in his Senators debut and was also perfect in the shootout as Ottawa outlasted the Maple Leafs, 1-0, last night in Toronto.
Anderson, acquired from the Avalanche Friday for goalie Brian Elliott, made a tremendous pad stop on Phil Kessel in overtime to send the game to a shootout.
Jason Spezza beat rookie Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer with a hard shot off the crossbar in the tiebreaker to give the Senators their first win after regulation this season.
The Leafs went 0 for 6 with a man advantage one night after trading power-play quarterback Tomas Kaberle to Boston.
Toronto and Ottawa entered the night with the 28th- and 29th-ranked offenses in the NHL and it showed.
Oilers 5, Thrashers 3 — Rookie Taylor Hall scored three power-play goals in the third period for his first NHL hat trick, and Edmonton rallied to beat visiting Atlanta.
Edmonton trailed, 3-1, in the third, but stormed back to post its first three-game winning streak at home since last March.
Devils 4, Hurricanes 1 — Dainius Zubrus scored goals in the first and third periods and surging New Jersey earned its seventh straight victory in Raleigh, N.C.
The Devils, who are in a desperate fight to get into playoff contention after a miserable start, are 10 points behind the eighth-place Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference race. New Jersey beat Carolina for the third time in 12 days.
Henrik Tallinder and Brian Rolston also had first-period goals, and Patrik Elias had three assists for the Devils, 15-1-2 in their past 18 games. Ilya Kovalchuk added an assist to stretch his point streak to 10 games (7 goals, 5 assists).
Blues 9, Ducks 3 — Chris Stewart made a two-goal debut and host St. Louis, energized by a pair of high-profile trades, just missed a franchise record with two goals in a seven-second span of the first period in a rout of Anaheim.
T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, playing a hand in both goals of the quick flurry that erased a two-goal deficit. The franchise record is two goals in six seconds, also against the Ducks, on Oct. 11, 2010, at home.
Stewart was the fifth player in franchise history to score twice in his debut, getting his 14th and 15th after totaling two goals in his last 14 games with Colorado.
Panthers 3, Lightning 2 — Mike Santorelli scored the tying goal with three minutes left in the third period and added the lone shootout goal to lead Florida past host Tampa Bay.
David Booth also scored for Florida, and backup Scott Clemmensen stopped 34 shots in regulation and all three he faced during the shootout.
Islanders 3, Kings 0 — Al Montoya made 35 saves in his first NHL start in nearly two years, and Matt Moulson scored twice against his brother-in-law, goalie Jonathan Quick, in host New York’s victory over Los Angeles in Uniondale, N.Y.
Montoya was sharp, making 28 saves in the final two periods, for his second career shutout in his first start since April 9, 2009, while with Phoenix.
Coyotes 3, Predators 2 — Keith Yandle and Taylor Pyatt scored 58 seconds apart in the second period to lead Phoenix to a victory over host Nashville.
Lauri Korpikoski also scored for Phoenix, which tied a season high by winning its seventh straight.
Sharks 4, Avalanche 0 — Devin Setoguchi recorded his first career hat trick and Ian White recorded a point in his first game with San Jose as the host Sharks beat Colorado, handing Colorado its 10th straight loss.
Canucks 5, Stars 2 — Daniel Sedin scored twice and added an assist to give him 77 points and the NHL scoring lead, while lifting host Vancouver over slumping Dallas.