Spezza Hits 300, Snaps Islanders' Win Streak

Flyers halt six-game skid, big third vaults Montreal past Tampa
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2007 11:02 PM CST
New York Islanders' Brendan Witt, left, skates away as Ottawa Senators' Daniel Alfresson, of Sweden, Wade Redden (6), and Dany Heatley, right, congratulate teammate Jason Spezza on his goal during second...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Jason Spezza earned his 300th NHL point, netting his 13th goal of the season as Ottawa trounced the Islanders 5-2 last night, the AP reports. Teammates Dany Heatley reach the fifty point mark for the season, and Daniel Alfredsson connected for his 22nd goal.  The loss put an end to New York's three game winning streak. In other NHL action:

  • Philadelphia rebounded from a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs. The loss marks Toronto's fifth in their last six games.
  • The Canadiens stopped a two-game skid, beating the Lightning 5-2. Montreal pushed ahead 5-0 with two goals seconds apart in the third, before Tampa answered with two of their own.