Striving for Playoff Berth, Leafs Edge Sens

Panthers send Bolts to the NHL cellar, Ducks outfox Coyotes
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2008 5:09 AM CDT
Anaheim Ducks left winger Travis Moen, left, checks Phoenix Coyotes center Joel Perrault, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 22, 2008, in Glendale, Ariz.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Struggling to reach the playoffs, the Maple Leafs were determined to wrest two points from the Senators, and battled accordingly. The 5-4 Toronto victory was decided early in the third period with two quick goals, and secured when the Leafs killed a power play with 87 seconds remaining, reports the Globe and Mail. Elsewhere in the league of pucks and blades:

  • Tomas Vokoun stopped 35 shots to secure a 4-2 win, and continued post-season possibilities for Florida, while dropping Tampa Bay into a tie with the Kings for last place in the league.
  • All Anaheim needed was two goals from Teemu Selanne to secure a 2-1 win over the floundering Coyotes, thanks to 30 saves from backup goalie Jonas Hiller.