How Canadian NHL teams fared last night
Senators hanging around in playoff picture
There were three Canadian NHL teams in action on Tuesday night. Here's a quick look at how they fared:
Senators making push
The chances of making the playoffs may be slim for the Ottawa Senators, but a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild helped the cause.
Erik Karlsson netted the OT winner for Ottawa to bring them within five points of the Detroit Red Wings for the final wild-card playoff spot.
Complicating the matter for the Senators is the fact the Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes are between them and Detroit.
Leafs stand in way of Lightning
While the Tampa Bay Lightning may have their sights set on the top spot in the Atlantic Division, the Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled those plans for at least one night with a 4-1 victory at the Air Canada Centre.
Ben Smith scored the go-ahead goal for Toronto in the third period and Zach Hyman and P.A. Parenteau each scored into an empty net to put the game away.
Leafs netminder Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves to record the victory.
Canadiens can't handle Panthers
The Florida Panthers dealt the Montreal Canadiens a 4-1 loss and kept pace in the battle for the top spot in the Atlantic Division along with the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay.
Jaromir Jagr picked up his 1,111th assist on Florida's fourth goal.
The Canadiens dropped their second in a row at home and were playing without the services of injured defenceman P.K. Subban.