Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Ottawa keeps MSG as home away from home

NEW YORK — Jakob Silfverberg broke a tie with 4:41 left, and the Senators snapped a four-game skid by beating the Rangers 3-2 Friday night.

Silfverberg got a rebound of defenseman Eric Gryba's shot and put it past goaltender Henrik Lundqvist for his fourth goal of the season. Zack Smith and Patrick Wiercioch scored in the first period, defenseman Sergei Gonchar had two assists, and Robin Lehner made 33 saves for the Senators.

Ottawa broke an 0-2-2 skid and won for the fourth time in 13 road games. It improved to 12-1-1 in its past 14 Madison Square Garden visits.

Brad Richards, in his first game following a two-game injury absence, scored in the first as did Rick Nash.

Lundqvist stopped 36 shots.

The Senators dominated the first half of the opening period, but their 2-0 lead was gone before the intermission.

Just 13 seconds after Wiercioch doubled Ottawa's advantage, Nash cut the Rangers' deficit in half with his ninth goal of the season and first not scored in the third period.

Nash took a pass from defenseman Michael Del Zotto in the slot and snapped a shot that beat Lehner at 11:03. Since Nash missed four games in February — all Rangers losses (0-3-1) — the star forward has been on a tear upon his return.

Game highlights: Dustin Byfuglien scored with 40.5 seconds left in overtime and the Jets beat the Panthers 3-2 to complete a road sweep of Florida's teams on back-to-back nights. Byfuglien brought the puck across to the right circle and his wrist shot whistled past Jacob Markstrom. … Colin Wilson had a career-high two goals and two assists as the host Predators beat the Oilers 6-0. Pekka Rinne had 24 saves for his league-high fourth shutout.

Big deal for Getzlaf: The Ducks re-signed captain Ryan Getzlaf to a $66 million, eight-year contract through the 2020-21 season. He could have been an unrestricted free agent this summer along with Corey Perry, the former MVP and his longtime linemate, before agreeing to the longest extension allowed under the new collective bargaining agreement. "It's always been my goal to be here," Getzlaf said. "I've always envisioned myself playing for one team, especially this organization. It's been great to me."

Assistant suspended: The league suspended Islanders assistant coach Brent Thompson for two games the day after he made what were deemed abusive comments after an overtime loss to the Rangers. Thompson was assessed a game misconduct after the Rangers won on a power-play goal by Marian Gaborik.

Around the league: The Blue Jackets placed right wing Derek Dorsett on injured reserve after he broke his collarbone in the first period of Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over Vancouver. The club expects him to miss the rest of the season. … The Sabres got the go-ahead to develop a $172 million hockey-themed entertainment complex across from their downtown Buffalo arena. Crews have broken ground, with work scheduled to be done by spring 2015.

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First Period1, Ottawa, Smith 2 (Gonchar, Alfredsson), 6:18. 2, Ottawa, Wiercioch 2 (Gonchar, Michalek), 10:50 (pp). 3, N.Y. Rangers, Nash 9 (Del Zotto, Stralman), 11:03. 4, N.Y. Rangers, Richards 3 (Hagelin), 17:39. PenaltiesGaborik, NYR (tripping), 10:25; Phillips, Ott, served by Zibanejad (instigator, instigator-face shield, fighting), 13:49; Haley, NYR, minor-major (charging, fighting), 13:49.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesHamrlik, NYR (interference), 2:10; Stralman, NYR (hooking), 17:40; Silfverberg, Ott (hooking), 18:20.

Third Period5, Ottawa, Silfverberg 4 (Gryba, Phillips), 15:19. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalOttawa 14-8-17—39. N.Y. Rangers 13-9-13—35. Power-play opportunitiesOttawa 1 of 3; N.Y. Rangers 0 of 2. GoaliesOttawa, Lehner 1-0-2 (35 shots-33 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 11-8-1 (39-36). A17,200 (17,200). T2:33. Referees—Wes McCauley, Rob Martell. LinesmenKiel Murchison, Derek Nansen.

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First Period1, Winnipeg, Ladd 13 (Little), 2:35. 2, Winnipeg, Wheeler 8 (Ladd), 17:48. 3, Florida, Huberdeau 12 (Shore, Mueller), 19:47. PenaltiesSlater, Wpg (slashing), 8:37; Tangradi, Wpg, major (fighting), 19:22; Yonkman, Fla, major (fighting), 19:22.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesSlater, Wpg (slashing), 7:27; Shore, Fla (hooking), 17:13; Wellwood, Wpg (tripping), 19:11.

Third Period4, Florida, Matthias 6 (Kopecky, Skille), 5:50. PenaltiesBogosian, Wpg (holding), 10:42.

Overtime5, Winnipeg, Byfuglien 4 (Clitsome, Antropov), 4:19. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalWinnipeg 7-12-4-5—28. Florida 11-14-12-3—40. Power-play opportunitiesWinnipeg 0 of 1; Florida 0 of 4. GoaliesWinnipeg, Pavelec 9-11-1 (40 shots-38 saves). Florida, Markstrom 1-3-1 (28-25). A16,442 (17,040). T2:35. Referees—Tom Kowal, Don Van Massenhoven. LinesmenPierre Racicot, Ryan Galloway.

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First Period1, Nashville, Hornqvist 3 (Wilson, Fisher), 6:07 (pp). 2, Nashville, Legwand 4 (Wilson), 18:51. PenaltiesN.Schultz, Edm (slashing), 4:52; Brown, Edm, major (fighting), 6:09; Clune, Nas, major (fighting), 6:09.

Second Period3, Nashville, Clune 2 (Gaustad, Kostitsyn), :51. 4, Nashville, Boychuk 1 (Weber, Erat), 18:22. PenaltiesPeckham, Edm (roughing, holding), 6:00; Gaustad, Nas (roughing), 6:00; Whitney, Edm (tripping), 10:23.

Third Period5, Nashville, Wilson 6 (Fisher, Weber), 4:43. 6, Nashville, Wilson 7 (Weber, C.Smith), 16:39 (pp). PenaltiesJones, Edm (roughing), 15:46. Shots on GoalEdmonton 8-10-6—24. Nashville 13-8-13—34. Power-play opportunitiesEdmonton 0 of 0; Nashville 2 of 4. GoaliesEdmonton, Dubnyk 6-9-4 (13 shots-11 saves), Danis (0:00 second, 21-17). Nashville, Rinne 9-8-4 (24-24). A17,277 (17,113). T2:22. Referees—Greg Kimmerly, Tim Peel. LinesmenBryan Pancich, Steve Barton.

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