Another Loss for Ottawa, With New Injury Blow

Meanwhile, Oilers best Flames, and Ducks squeak past Sharks
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2008 4:21 AM CST
San Jose Sharks defenseman Craig Rivet, right, and Anaheim Ducks right wing Todd Bertuzzi, center, slam into Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss, left, of Germany, in the third period of an NHL hockey game in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Ottawa's 3-1 loss to the Islanders seemed mostly secondary last night, in light of the recent loss of All-Star Dany Heatley and a fresh injury for Jason Spezza. Though Spezza remained in the game after being hit, he left for the locker room soon after, and his prognosis isn't clear, reports the Ottawa Citizen. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Edmonton seems to have remembered how to score on the power play, as Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemskey each had a goal and an assist in their team's 2-1 victory over Calgary.
  • San Jose saw a 3-2 lead richochet away in the waning seconds of regulation, and couldn't keep Anaheim from taking charge in overtime to win 4-3.