Karlsson keeps Senators on roll
Erik Karlsson had two goals and fellow defensemen Chris Phillips and Brian Lee also scored to lead the Senators to a 6-0 victory over the New York Islanders in Ottawa yesterday.
Jason Spezza also scored twice and Craig Anderson made 28 saves for Ottawa, which has won three straight and four of five. The 21-year-old Karlsson added two assists and leads NHL defensemen with 57 points.
The Senators moved within two points of first-place Boston in the Northeast Division and one point behind Pittsburgh and Philadelphia for fifth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Hurricanes 5, Capitals 0 - Eric Staal had two goals and an assist, Justin Peters cruised to his first NHL shutout, and host Carolina routed Washington.
Justin Faulk and Anthony Stewart scored in an 88-second span and Andreas Nodl added a goal during Carolina’s three-goal first period.