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Ex-Lightning goalie lifts 'Canes

at Red Wings 2 0 3 5
Blues 2 1 0 3
RALEIGH, N.C. — Dan Ellis made 33 saves to lead the Hurricanes past the Senators 1-0 on Friday. Eric Staal scored for Carolina.

Ellis, in for the resting Cam Ward, earned his 13th shutout and first since Nov. 9, 2010, while with the Lightning. Tampa Bay signed him July 1, 2010, and traded him to Anaheim on Feb. 24, 2011. He signed with Carolina during last offseason.

"One of the best things we did was blocking out, blocking shots, clearing rebounds. Our whole defensive game … was phenomenal," said Ellis, who has allowed a combined one goal in two starts. Ward has given up at least three goals in each of his four starts.

Earlier Friday, Jason Spezza, Ottawa's No. 1 center, had surgery on a herniated disc. The team hopes he can return by early April.

"I thought Ellis was good," Senators coach Paul MacLean said. "But I thought we were on the outside a little bit too much. Our energy level wasn't as good."

Craig Anderson made 34 saves for Ottawa. He has allowed seven goals over seven games.

Game highlights: Henrik Zetterberg had a hand in every goal for host Detroit, his empty-netter capping a hat trick and sealing a 5-3 win over the Blues. … Troy Brouwer and Wojtek Wolski scored 2:47 apart in the third as the host Capitals beat the Flyers 3-2 for their second win. Philadelphia has lost three in a row. It also lost wing Wayne Simmonds. He left late in the first after catching an elbow in the face from Capitals defenseman John Erskine.

Coyotes future: The NHL said it still hopes Greg Jamison will complete his purchase of the Coyotes. He failed to find enough investors to complete a deal by a midnight Thursday deadline set in an arena lease he signed with the city of Glendale, Ariz. The NHL has owned the team for three years with hopes of keeping it in Arizona. It gave no timetable for a sale to Jamison, an ex-Sharks CEO, or anyone else. Any sale must come with a new lease.

Around the league: Canadiens wing Max Pacioretty practiced six days after an appendectomy. The team ruled him out for games Saturday and Sunday. … Bruins wing Shawn Thornton (6 feet 2, 217 pounds) will miss seven to 10 days with a concussion sustained in Thursday's fight with Sabres wing John Scott (6-8, 270). … Blues wing Chris Stewart accused Blue Jackets wing Derek Dorsett of biting his hand during a fight Thursday. "Want to see the teeth marks?" Stewart said after the game, which featured four fights. Dorsett denied the charge. … Panthers wing Scottie Upshall will miss a month with an ankle injury sustained during a fight with Jets center James Wright on Thursday.

at Hurricanes 1 0 0 1
Senators 0 0 0 0

First Period1, Carolina, E.Staal 5 (Semin, Corvo), 15:45. PenaltiesBowman, Car (boarding), :13; Methot, Ott (hooking), 6:31.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesMethot, Ott (hooking), :52; McBain, Car, double minor (high-sticking), 9:23; Karlsson, Ott (elbowing), 14:12; E.Staal, Car (hooking), 17:15.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesSmith, Ott (interference), 14:55. Shots on GoalOttawa 12-13-8—33. Carolina 15-9-11—35. Power-play opportunitiesOttawa 0 of 4; Carolina 0 of 4. GoaliesOttawa, Anderson 5-1-1 (35 shots-34 saves). Carolina, Ellis 2-0-0 (33-33). A18,680 (18,680).

at Red Wings 2 0 3 5
Blues 2 1 0 3

First Period1, Detroit, Zetterberg 3 (Brunner, Kronwall), 6:12 (pp). 2, Detroit, Zetterberg 4 (Ericsson, Franzen), 8:07. 3, St. Louis, Shattenkirk 1 (Steen, McDonald), 9:50 (pp). 4, St. Louis, D'Agostini 1 (Tarasenko, Polak), 13:04. PenaltiesEricsson, Det (roughing), 2:48; Shattenkirk, StL (slashing), 4:47; Backes, StL (roughing), 5:30; Emmerton, Det (tripping), 9:04; Perron, StL (hooking), 10:26; Kronwall, Det (interference), 16:09; Perron, StL (unsportsmanlike conduct), 17:52.

Second Period5, St. Louis, Berglund 5 (Backes, Perron), 4:30 (pp). PenaltiesQuincey, Det (tripping), 3:57; Sobotka, StL (interference), 11:01; St. Louis bench, served by Stewart (too many men), 14:27.

Third Period6, Detroit, Ericsson 1 (Zetterberg, Franzen), 4:31. 7, Detroit, Datsyuk 3 (Zetterberg, Franzen), 11:55 (pp). 8, Detroit, Zetterberg 5, 19:47 (en-sh). PenaltiesBackes, StL match penalty (match—deliberate injury), 9:38; Cleary, Det (interference), 17:49. Shots on GoalSt. Louis 14-7-5—26. Detroit 13-7-11—31. Power-play opportunitiesSt. Louis 2 of 5; Detroit 2 of 8. GoaliesSt. Louis, Halak (11 shots-9 saves), Elliott 3-2-0 (16:09 first, 19-17). Detroit, Howard 4-2-1 (26-23). A20,066 (20,066).

at Capitals 0 1 2 3
Flyers 0 1 1 2

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesRinaldo, Phi (boarding), 1:23; Ovechkin, Was (roughing), 11:13; Timonen, Phi (roughing), 13:05; Rinaldo, Phi, major-game misconduct (fighting), 18:14; Hendricks, Was, major-game misconduct (fighting), 18:14.

Second Period1, Philadelphia, Gervais 1 (Briere, McGinn), 11:43. 2, Washington, Backstrom 1 (Carlson), 17:42. PenaltiesBeagle, Was (tripping), 2:26; Coburn, Phi (delay of game), 6:11; Philadelphia bench, served by McGinn (too many men), 19:12; Timonen, Phi (cross-checking), 20:00.

Third Period3, Washington, Brouwer 3 (Green, Backstrom), 3:57. 4, Washington, Wolski 2, 6:44. 5, Philadelphia, B.Schenn 1 (Read, Foster), 10:30. PenaltiesKundratek, Was (delay of game), 8:25. Shots on GoalPhiladelphia 11-14-6—31. Washington 11-6-9—26. Power-play opportunitiesPhiladelphia 0 of 3; Washington 0 of 5. GoaliesPhiladelphia, Bryzgalov 2-5-0 (26 shots-23 saves). Washington, Holtby 1-2-0 (31-29). A18,506 (18,506).

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