Senators deal Penguins an 8-4 setback

OTTAWA — Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and two assists, and the Ottawa Senators dealt Pittsburgh its first regulation loss in 15 games, beating the Penguins 8-4 on Saturday night.

Sidney Crosby scored his first goal in six games since making his second comeback of the season, but it wasn't enough as Pittsburgh fell to 13-1-1 since a 6-2 loss in Buffalo on Feb. 19.

Crosby beat Craig Anderson with a shot into the top right corner 11:43 into the third to draw Pittsburgh within 5-4.

Flyers 4, Canadiens 1

At Philadelphia, Danny Briere scored a pair of goals, Ilya Bryzgalov made 23 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff berth with a win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Stars 4, Flames 1

At Dallas, Jamie Benn scored twice, Kari Lehtonen made 35 saves, and the Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames in a matchup of Western Conference playoff contenders.

Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 3, SO

At Toronto, Ryan Callahan's shootout goal gave New York a victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs and lifted the Rangers into a tie atop the NHL standings.

Sabres 3, Wild 1

At Buffalo, N.Y., rookie Marcus Foligno scored a power-play goal 1:45 into the third period, and the Buffalo Sabres continued their late-season surge into playoff contention with a win over the Minnesota Wild.

Red Wings 5, Hurricanes 4

At Detroit, Drew Miller scored with 8:25 left and the Detroit Red Wings rallied from three goals down to beat the Carolina Hurricanes, snapping a six-game losing streak.

Predators 3, Jets 1

At Nashville, Tenn., Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to lead the Nashville Predators over the Winnipeg Jets.

Lightning 4, Islanders 3

At Tampa, Fla., Steven Stamkos scored twice to tie the Lightning record with 52 goals this season, and Tampa Bay beat the New York Islanders.

Stamkos gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead with his second of the night and tied Vincent Lecavalier's club record 1:46 into the second. Stamkos also assisted on Tim Wallace's goal that gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 edge at 12:10 of the third.

Sharks 4, Coyotes 3, OT

At San Jose, Calif., Michal Handzus and Ryane Clowe scored in the shootout, and Antti Niemi stopped both Phoenix attempts to lead San Jose to a crucial victory over the Coyotes.

Patrick Marleau, Brent Burns and Daniel Winnik scored in regulation for the Sharks, who have won back-to-back games after two crushing losses to Anaheim and Los Angeles to open the week. Niemi made 24 saves through overtime.

Bruins 4, Kings 2

At Los Angeles, Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly scored less than 1 1/2 minutes apart early in the third period to break open a tie game, Patrice Bergeron scored a short-handed goal and Tim Thomas made 40 saves, leading the Boston Bruins over the Los Angeles Kings.

The defending Stanley Cup champions ended a four-game road losing streak and also snapped a six-game winning streak to the Kings, who fell out of first place in the Pacific Division with Dallas' victory over Calgary. Colin Fraser and rookie Slava Voynov scored for Los Angeles and Jonathan Quick stopped 22 shots.

Canucks 3, Avalanche 2

At Denver, Chris Higgins had two goals, including the winner at 1:40 of overtime, and Vancouver rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche as the Canucks wrapped up their fourth straight Northwest Division crown.

Mason Raymond also scored and Roberto Luongo stopped 38 shots.

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