SUNRISE, Fla. Randy Robitaille scored twice, and Ray Emery stopped Kamil Kreps's penalty shot in the third period to help the Ottawa Senators snap a seven-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.
Mike Fisher, Nick Foligno and Jason Spezza also scored for the Senators. Ottawa won for the first time since a 4-2 victory over Montreal on Nov. 19. It was Ottawa's longest losing streak since an 11-game slide in the1995-96 season.
The Senators are 6-0 against Florida in the last two seasons.
Olli Jokinen had two goals for Florida, which has lost three in a row since a four-game winning streak got the Panthers to .500. Steve Montador had a goal and two assists, and David Booth had the other goal.Emery finished with 21 saves.
DEVILS 4, BRUINS 3, OT: At Newark, N.J., Patrik Elias scored his second goal of the game with 1:44 left in overtime, and New Jersey extended its winning streak to eight.
THRASHERS 4, ISLANDERS 3, SO: At Atlanta, Slava Kozlov and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in a shootout for Atlanta, and goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped Bill Guerin and Miroslav Satan in the tiebreaker.
BLUE JACKETS 5, AVALANCHE 4: At Columbus, Ohio, Dan Fritsche's goal with 4:05 left capped a wild six-goal third period in Columbus' comeback victory. The Blue Jackets pulled even on Rick Nash's second goal of the night and another by Joakim Lindstrom midway through the period.
FLYERS 3, WILD 1: At St. Paul, Minn., Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist, and Braydon Coburn also scored to help Philadelphia extend its road winning streak to four games
CANUCKS 3, BLACKHAWKS 2: At Chicago, Brendan Morrison scored early in the third period to break a tie and also had an assist for Vancouver.
SHARKS 3, STARS 2: At Dallas, Joe Thornton scored the go-ahead goal with 8:36 left and added two assists to help San Jose win its third straight.
PENGUINS 4, OILERS 2: At Edmonton, Alberta, Sidney Crosby had three assists in the third period in his first professional game in western Canada, leading Pittsburgh over Edmonton.It was the first time Crosby played in Edmonton due to the unbalanced schedule. The 20-year-old star will play his first pro game in Calgary against the Flames on Thursday night, then make his Vancouver debut Saturday night.
COYOTES 4, KINGS 1: At Glendale, Ariz., rookie Peter Mueller had a goal and two assists, and Phoenix beat Los Angeles to snap a four-game losing streak.The 19-year-old Mueller knocked a rebound past goalie Jean-Sebastien Aubin to put Phoenix up 3-1 at 11:03 of the second period.
DUCKS 4, SABRES 1: At Anaheim, Calif., Andy McDonald had a goal and an assist, Mathieu Schneider and Corey Perry scored power-play goals, and Anaheim snapped a 10-game winless streak against Buffalo.