Senators filibuster in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2001

WASHINGTON -- Marian Hossa had two goals and two assists during a five-goal first period as the Ottawa Senators routed Washington 11-5 Tuesday night, spoiling Jaromir Jagr's return to the Capitals.

Daniel Alfredsson had three goals and Shawn McEachern a pair for the Senators, who recorded a franchise-record seventh consecutive victory.

Jagr had missed four games with a strained right knee.

The 11 goals were the most in the Senators' 10-year existence.

The record for most goals scored by one team is 16 by Montreal in a 16-3 victory over Quebec in 1920.

The most goals scored in a game by both teams is 21, last accomplished in Edmonton's 12-9 victory over Chicago in 1985.

Radek Bonk, Todd White and Martin Havlat also tallied for Ottawa.

Sergei Gonchar scored twice and Chris Simon and Matt Pettinger once for Washington.

Bruins 5, Canadiens 3

BOSTON -- Brian Rolston scored to break a third-period tie, and Byron Dafoe maintained his mastery of Montreal on Tuesday night as Boston beat the Canadiens.

Dafoe stopped 17 shots to improve to 14-3-3 against Montreal.

Jose Theodore stopped 30 shots, and Andrei Markov, Oleg Petrov and Jan Bulis scored for the Canadiens, who have lost five consecutive road games.

Sergei Samsonov, Glen Murray, Bill Guerin and Joe Thornton also scored for Boston.

Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 3

DETROIT -- Sergei Fedorov had a goal and two assists and Steve Yzerman had three assists as Detroit held on to beat Carolina.

Detroit led 4-0 after scoring three goals over a five-minute stretch in the second period, but the Hurricanes scored three goals in the final period to keep it interesting.

Blue Jackets 3, Blues 2, OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ray Whitney scored a rare power-play goal for Columbus with five seconds remaining in overtime to beat St. Louis for its first home win.

The Blue Jackets had been 1-for-54 on the power play at home before that goal, by far the worst in the league.

Penguins 5, Devils 1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Alexei Kovalev scored three goals to celebrate his return to the lineup as Pittsburgh ended a three-game winless streak with a victory over New Jersey.

Aleksey Morozov scored twice and had assists on two of Kovalev's goals.

Predators 4, Sabres 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Scott Hartnell scored a goal and had two assists to lead Nashville past Buffalo.

David Legwand and Cliff Ronning each added a goal and an assist and Vitali Yachmenev also scored.

Wild 4, Thrashers 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Marian Gaborik had his first three-goal game in the NHL, leading Minnesota past Atlanta.

The second-year player scored three goals off rebounds to record the second hat trick in the franchise's two-year history.

Oilers 5, Coyotes 4, OT

PHOENIX -- Ryan Smyth scored twice, including a power-play goal with 2:09 remaining in overtime, as Edmonton beat Phoenix.

Daniel Briere sent the game to overtime when he scored his second goal of the game with 16.9 seconds remaining.

Canucks 3, Blackhawks 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Jarkko Ruutu scored his first two goals of the season and Ed Jovanovski was credited with the game-winner after a strange bounce as Vancouver beat Chicago.

With the game tied with 2:29 left in the second period, Jovanovski's power-play wrist shot from the point hit the stick of Chicago forward Steve Thomas in the high slot and bounced between the legs of goaltender Jocelyn Thibault.

Dan Cloutier made 23 saves for the Canucks.

Kyle Calder and Eric Daze scored for the Blackhawks, who lost for the first time in six games.

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