Jakob Silfverberg's goal in the second round of the shootout lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday at Prudential Center. After the first three shooters came up empty, Silfverberg skated in and ripped a wrister high over the glove of New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur. Bobby Butler had a chance to keep the Devils alive at the other end, but his wrister missed the net and the Senators escaped with the victory. Silfverberg added an assist on Daniel Alfredsson's game-tying goal in the third period, while Ben Bishop stopped 30-of-31 shots and all three shooters in the shootout to help Ottawa put the brakes on a two- game skid. Stephen Gionta scored the lone New Jersey goal and Brodeur made 29 saves for the Devils, who have lost two straight and three of their last four.
Final Score: Philadelphia 7, NY Islanders 0
Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Claude Giroux scored two goals and had one assist and Jakub Voracek had four assists as the Philadelphia Flyers continued their success against the NY Islanders en route to picking up a much-needed, 7-0, road victory on Monday. Danny Briere also had two goals and an assist for the Flyers, who ended a two- game skid and won on the road for the seventh straight time in this series. Matt Read scored one goal and finished with two assists in the victory. Ilya Bryzgalov, playing in his 400th NHL game, made 19 saves for his 30th career shutout. Evgeni Nabokov allowed all seven goals on 25 shots for New York, which saw its two-game winning streak come to an abrupt end.
Final Score: Colorado 6, Nashville 5
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - An unexpected shootout broke out between two of the more offensively-challenged clubs as the Colorado Avalanche held on for a 6-5 win over the Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center. Matt Duchene and waiver claim Aaron Palushaj both registered a goal and two assists for the Avalanche, who snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Predators. Shea Weber was one of five players to finish with a goal and an assist for Nashville, which lost to Colorado for the first time since Jan. 22, 2010. The Predators entered play last in the NHL in goals per game (1.87), while Colorado was ranked 26th (2.31).
Final Score: Montreal 3, Carolina 0
Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty scored 18 seconds apart during a three-goal third period, and the Montreal Canadiens blanked the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-0, at the Bell Centre. Brandon Prust potted the first goal for Montreal, which sits atop the Northeast Division. Peter Budaj recorded his 10th career shutout with a 19-save performance. Cam Ward stopped 23 shots for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes.
Final Score: Toronto 3, Florida 0
Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthur each tallied one goal and one assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday. Phil Kessel also lit the lamp, while James van Riemsdyk, Dion Phaneuf and Cody Franson each added assists for the Maple Leafs, winners in six of their last seven tilts. Ben Scrivens stopped all 37 shots to register his second straight shutout. Jose Theodore made 29 saves for the Panthers, who have dropped five straight.
Final Score: Phoenix 4, Calgary 0
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Mike Smith made 29 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Phoenix Coyotes blanked the Calgary Flames, 4-0. Antoine Vermette and Raffi Torres each registered a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, who improved to 6-2-1 in February. Danny Taylor, making his first NHL start, stopped 33 shots for Calgary, which has dropped four of its last six games.
Final Score: Anaheim 3, Columbus 2
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Peter Holland and Corey Perry also tallied for Anaheim, which has won five in a row and nine of its last 10. Jonas Hiller made 25 saves in the victory. Vinny Prospal and Derick Brassard scored for the Blue Jackets, who have dropped three straight and six of their last seven games. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots in defeat.