Alfredsson Helps Senators End Loss Streak

Kessel's goal lifts hot Bruins, Philly's Biron stops Islanders
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 1, 2008 7:34 PM CST
Ottawa Senators' Martin Lapointe, center, jumps out the way of Dany Heatley's (not pictured), of Germany, scoring shot on Pittsburgh Penguins' Ty Conklin, left, and Hal Gill, right, during second period...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Daniel Alfredsson, who had just one goal in his past nine games, scored twice and added an assist today as the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4, reports the Associated Press. Martin Gerber had 25 saves for the Senators, who snapped a 3-game losing streak. The Penguins have now lost six of their last eight. In other NHL action:

  • Phil Kessel scored the only goal of a shootout to lift the Boston Bruins past the Atlanta Thrashers, 3-2. Boston is 6-0-1 in its last eight games.
  • Martin Biron had 33 saves and Jeff Carter scored a goal and had an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers past the New York Islanders, 4-1.