Devils Skate Past Senators 3-2 in OT

Thrashers best Capitals 3-2 in shootout, Blackhawks rout Blue Jackets 7-2
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2008 10:54 PM CST
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, left, deflects the puck as Ottawa Senators' Chris Phillips, right, attempts to tip it in during the overtime period of NHL hockey action Wednesday night, Feb....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Martin Gerber stopped 28 shots for the Senators, including a John Madden breakaway as the third period wound down, but it wasn’t enough as Ottawa fell 3-2 to New Jersey in overtime. Brian Gionta scored on a rebound about halfway through the extra period to give the Devils their second straight win, reports the Ottawa Sun. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Kari Lehtonen had 39 saves to give the Thrashers a 3-2 shootout victory over the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 48th goal with 1:21 left in regulation to force overtime.
  • Robert Lang, Brent Seabrook, James Wisniewski and Martin Havlat each had a goal and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2. Dustin Byfuglien scored twice for Chicago.