Senators Fend Off Stars 4-2

Oilers on slick footing after 4-3 loss to Blues, Ducks flying high with 5-3 win v. Blackhawks
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2007 5:26 AM CST
Chicago Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook, right, is checked by Anaheim Ducks' Travis Moen during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 in Chicago. The Ducks won 5-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A 4-2 loss to the Ottowa Senators dropped Dallas to a 2-4 record for the past week, as once again one of the best teams at the power-play kill fell short with one man down. "We battled hard, and we couldn't get a break," Stars coach Dave Tippett lamented to the Dallas Morning News. Elsewhere in the world of hockey:

  • "We have to bounce back," said Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish after Thursday's  home loss, but the Oilers found themselves outplayed again as St. Louis came up with a 4-3 advantage.
  • Anaheim's new lease on the season started even before Scott Niedermeyer stepped onto the ice, as the Ducks scored three unanswered goals en route to a 5-3 victory over Chicago.