Canadiens Outlast Senators
Flyers survive Kovalchuck, Kings top Rangers
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2008 1:10 AM CST
Montreal Canadiens' Michael Komisarek pulls off Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil from Canadiens Andrei Markov as goalie Cristobal Huet looks on following the final whistle in NHL hockey action Tuesday, Feb....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Canadiens bested the Senators last night, defeating Ottawa 4-3, the AP reports. Montreal pulled within a single point of the Sens for the conference lead, as Ottawa has slumped badly without the injured Dany Heatley. Tomas Plekanec had two goals and an assist, Andrei Kostitsyn a goal and two assists, and Cristobal Huet had 26 saves. In other NHL action:

  • Steve Downie scored late in the third period, and Flyers goalie Antero Nittymaki earned an 8-0 record against Atlanta with 23 saves, as Philly bested the Thrashers for the ninth straight time, 3-2.
  • The quickly improving Kings came out firing and put a halt to the Rangers' three game winning streak, besting New York 4-2.