Scrivens, Maple Leafs blank Senators

Toronto’s Frazer McLaren celebrated his goal against the Ottawa Senators in the first period of Feb. 16. (REUTERS)
Toronto’s Frazer McLaren celebrated his goal against the Ottawa Senators in the first period of Feb. 16. (REUTERS) –REUTERS

Ben Scrivens stopped 34 shots for his first career shutout and the Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators, 3-0, on Saturday night in Toronto.

Scrivens was making his second straight start since James Reimer injured a knee in Monday’s win over Philadelphia. Scrivens has been solid as Reimer’s replacement, stopping 96 of the 100 shots he has faced.

Fraser McLaren, Tyler Bozak, and John-Michael Liles scored for Toronto, which earned its fifth win in six games. Ottawa dropped to 2-5 on the road this season despite outshooting Toronto, 34-28, in the first of five matchups this season between the provincial rivals. The Senators have dropped six of their last eight games.


McLaren had the lone goal of the first when Mark Fraser’s wrist shot from the point appeared to bounce off him in front and past Ottawa’s Craig Anderson at 3:14. It was McLaren’s first of the season and first with Toronto.

Lightning 6, Panthers 5 — Benoit Pouliot scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, as host Tampa Bay beat Florida to end its six-game losing streak.

Steven Stamkos also scored twice, and Teddy Purcell and Alexander Killorn each had a goal for the Lightning. Anders Lindback made 25 saves. Purcell’s goal with 11 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 5.

Tomas Kopecky and Jonathan Huberdeau scored third-period goals to give the Panthers a lead they didn’t hold. Jerred Smithson, Jack Skille, and Shawn Matthias also had goals for the Panthers and Jose Theodore made 30 saves.

Canadiens 4, Flyers 1 — Rookie Brendan Gallagher had a goal and assist before leaving the game with an injury as host Montreal downed Philadelphia for its third win in a row.

David Desharnais, Tomas Plekanec, and Rene Bourque also scored for the Canadiens, who outshot the Flyers, 29-19. Daniel Briere scored for Philadelphia.

Gallagher left four minutes into the third period after being hit into the boards by Luke Schenn.


Ducks 3, Predators 2 — Nick Bonino and Corey Perry scored in the shootout to give Anaheim a win over Nashville.

The victory was Anaheim’s fourth straight and eighth in nine games. Nashville’s loss halted a three-game winning streak.

Islanders 5, Devils 1 — John Tavares scored three goals and assisted on another to lead host New York over visiting New Jersey.

Matt Moulson had a goal and three assists, and Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves for the Islanders. Tavares, with his fourth career hat trick, has 20 points in 14 games.

Coyotes 5, Blue Jackets 3 — Martin Hanzal had two goals and an assist as host Phoenix won for the third time in four games with a victory over Columbus. Jared Boll, Matt Calvert, and Derek MacKenzie scored for the Blue Jackets.

Oilers 6, Avalanche 4 — Ales Hemsky and Jordan Eberle each scored twice as host Edmonton rallied from a 3-0 first-period deficit to beat Colorado.

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