Five-Goal 3rd Pushes Sens Past Sabres

Bruins tighten grip on last playoff spot, Panthers lose
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2008 12:06 AM CDT
Ottawa Senators' Mike Fisher (12) attempts to deflect the puck off his stick in front of Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller during the second period of an NHL hockey game at HSBC Arena.   (AP Photo/David Duprey)
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(Newser) – Anton Volchenkov’s first goal of the season came with less than two minutes remaining in regulation and propelled the Senators to a 6-3 win over the Sabres. Seven goals were scored in a wild third period, five of them by Ottawa. Daniel Alfredsson had two of the Senators’ five in the final period; he also added an assist, reports the Associated Press.  Elswhere in the NHL:

  • The Bruins stomped the Maple Leafs 6-2 and held onto the eighth and final playoff spot. Toronto trails Boston by five points. Marco Sturm and rookie David Krejci each had two points in the win
  • The last-place Lightning beat the red-hot Panthers 3-1, endangering Florida’s shot at the playoffs; they also trail the Bruins by five.