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Sens again handle Panthers

SUNRISE — Craig Anderson made 42 saves as the Senators routed the Panthers 6-2 on Wednesday. Ottawa has won nine in a row overall against Florida and 17 of 20 in South Florida.

"I don't know if they feel that we have an advantage on them," said Daniel Alfredsson, whose shorthanded goal with 5:54 left in the second made it 4-1.

"In today's NHL, we've just got to go out there and work hard for 60 minutes no matter who you play. You can't think, 'This is going to go our way.' "

Tied at 1 in the second, Ottawa got goals 2:06 apart from Milan Daugavins and Bobby Butler. Alfredsson's goal chased Scott Clemmensen.

"We had a decent first period," Florida coach Kevin Dineen said. "But in the second, bang-bang. A couple of goals against, and the rain kept falling from there. A very disappointing game in front of our home fans."

Game highlights: Teemu Selanne scored the winner 7:51 into the third as the Ducks ended the Penguins' home win streak at six, 2-1. The goal was his 656th, tying Brendan Shanahan for 12th all time. They sit three behind the Flyers' Jaromir Jagr and 12 behind Luc Robitaille.

Around the league: Carolina center Tuomo Ruutu, who has a team-high 17 goals, is expected to miss three weeks with an unspecified upper-body injury. He was hurt Monday against Montreal. … Calgary will induct Hall of Famer Al MacInnis into its "Forever a Flame" program. The defenseman played for the Flames from 1981-94, was an All-Star eight times for them and the playoff MVP when they won the Stanley Cup in 1988-89. His No. 2 will be raised to the rafters (but remain in circulation) before the Feb. 27 game against St. Louis, for whom he played his final 10 seasons in the league.

Bruins 1 2 0 0 4
at Canadiens 0 1 2 0 3
Bruins win shootout 1-0
Bruins 1 2 0 0 4
at Canadiens 0 1 2 0 3
Bruins win shootout 1-0

First Period1, Boston, Ference 5 (Marchand), 17:09. PenaltiesSeidenberg, Bos (cross-checking), 9:11; McQuaid, Bos, major (fighting), 14:15; White, Mon, major (fighting), 14:15; Seidenberg, Bos (tripping), 15:16; Pacioretty, Mon (goaltender interference), 15:43; Eller, Mon, double minor (high-sticking), 17:59.

Second Period2, Montreal, Darche 5 (Subban), 1:39 (sh). 3, Boston, Pouliot 9 (Kelly, Peverley), 5:07. 4, Boston, Bergeron 17 (Seguin, Chara), 14:33 (pp). PenaltiesKostitsyn, Mon (interference), 5:27; Paille, Bos (goaltender interference), 11:52; Leblanc, Mon (goaltender interference), 11:52; Cole, Mon (goaltender interference), 12:39; Marchand, Bos (clipping), 20:00.

Third Period5, Montreal, Pacioretty 24 (Desharnais, Cole), 3:34. 6, Montreal, Cole 22, 11:12. PenaltiesBoychuk, Bos (interference), 5:00; Plekanec, Mon (delay of game), 18:37.

OvertimeNone. PenaltiesNone.

ShootoutBoston 1 (Krejci NG, Seguin G), Montreal 0 (Bourque NG, Pacioretty NG, Eller NG). Shots on GoalBoston 12-13-2-7—34. Montreal 5-11-10-3—29. Power-play opportunitiesBoston 1 of 6; Montreal 0 of 4. GoaliesBoston, Thomas 24-11-0 (29 shots-26 saves). Montreal, Price 21-20-9 (34-31). A21,273 (21,273).

Senators 1 3 2 6
at Panthers 1 0 1 2

First Period1, Ottawa, O'Brien 1 (Foligno, Lee), 5:35. 2, Florida, Matthias 10 (Weaver), 11:47. PenaltiesKuba, Ott (tripping), 15:31.

Second Period3, Ottawa, Daugavins 4 (Lee, Condra), 5:18. 4, Ottawa, Butler 6 (Michalek, Spezza), 7:24. 5, Ottawa, Alfredsson 20 (Daugavins), 14:06 (sh). PenaltiesSmith, Ott, major (fighting), 8:14; Bradley, Fla, major (fighting), 8:14; Phillips, Ott (interference), 11:41; Gonchar, Ott (high-sticking), 13:30; Weiss, Fla (slashing), 17:00.

Third Period6, Ottawa, Michalek 25 (Karlsson, Spezza), 1:24. 7, Florida, Bergenheim 12 (Campbell, Fleischmann), 4:25 (pp). 8, Ottawa, Kuba 5 (Spezza, Alfredsson), 14:54 (pp). PenaltiesAlfredsson, Ott (delay of game), 2:58; Greening, Ott (slashing), 10:51; Florida bench, served by Skille (too many men), 13:54; Smith, Ott, major (fighting), 15:31; Skille, Fla (roughing), 15:31; Strachan, Fla, major (fighting), 15:31; Florida bench, served by Bradley (abusive language), 16:36. Shots on GoalOttawa 9-10-12—31. Florida 14-17-13—44. Power-play opportunitiesOttawa 1 of 4; Florida 1 of 5. GoaliesOttawa, Anderson 27-19-6 (44 shots-42 saves). Florida, Clemmensen 10-5-5 (16-12), Theodore (14:06 second, 15-13). A14,038 (17,040).

Ducks 0 1 1 2
Penguins 1 0 0 1

First Period1, Pittsburgh, Staal 17 (Dupuis), 6:27. PenaltiesNone.

Second Period2, Anaheim, Perry 28 (Ryan, Sbisa), 19:08. PenaltiesStaal, Pit (hooking), 2:25; Malkin, Pit (tripping), 5:55; Perry, Ana (slashing), 13:52.

Third Period3, Anaheim, Selanne 19 (Beleskey, Brookbank), 7:51. PenaltiesKunitz, Pit (slashing), 17:17. Shots on GoalAnaheim 8-13-8—29. Pittsburgh 13-7-6—26. Power-play opportunitiesAnaheim 0 of 3; Pittsburgh 0 of 1. GoaliesAnaheim, Hiller 21-19-9 (26 shots-25 saves). Pittsburgh, Fleury 29-14-3 (29-27). A18,482 (18,387).

Sens again handle Panthers 02/15/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:02am]

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