Ottawa Bounces Back Against Sliding Sabres

Brodeur blanks rival Flyers while Carolina slips past Atlanta
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2008 7:05 AM CST
Ottawa Senators' Jason Spezza (19) follows the puck and then scores on Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller during the second period at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Jan. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/David...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After blowing a three-goal lead midway through the game, stars Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson each scored inside the last five minutes as Ottawa beat host Buffalo last night 5-3. Much-maligned Senators goalie Ray Emery made 36 saves to earn the victory. The Sabres have scored only eight goals during their current five-game winless streak, reports the AP. Elsewhere on the ice:

  • Martin Brodeur posted his 96th career shutout as the first-place Devils beat Philly for the fourth straight time, 3-0. The game had some fireworks as Flyers defenseman Derian Hatcher bit Travis Zajac during a second-period fight.
  • Cory Stillman scored on a two-man advantage late in the game as Carolina beat Atlanta, 4-3, holding Ilya Kovalchuk without a point.