Kings' Ersberg Rules Over Senators

Hurricanes blow past Wild, Anderson helps Panthers beat Ducks
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 7, 2008 3:49 AM CST
Los Angeles Kings goalie Erik Ersberg, of Sweden, is cheered after a shutout after his first home start as the Kings defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-0 in an NHL hockey game on Thursday, March 6, 2008,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Erik Ersberg played as about a perfect game as an NHL goalie could last night as he made 40 saves in just his third start ever to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-0 win over the Ottawa Senators, reports AP. Ersberg, who is taking over for injured starter Jason LaBarbera, had 16 saves in the first period alone. In other NHL action:

  • Eric Cole scored the go-ahead goal in the second period as the Carolina Hurricanes won their sixth game in seven tries with a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
  • Craig Anderson's shut-out streak ended, but his winning streak didn't as the Florida Panthers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2. Anderson had recorded two straight 1-0 wins.
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