How Canadian NHL teams fared last night
Dzingel scores 1st NHL goal in Senators' win
Three Canadian NHL teams hit the ice Tuesday night, with the Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers looking to get back on the winning track at home.
Here's a quick look at how they fared:
Ryan and Ryan lead Senators
Ottawa's Ryan Dzingel scored his first goal and then watched Senators teammate Bobby Ryan record the shootout winner for a 2-1 verdict against the Buffalo Sabres. Craig Anderson made 38 saves to help Ottawa end a three-game slide. Matt Moulson had the lone Sabres goal, his first in 45 games, set up by a spectacular no-look backhand pass from Jack Eichel. Buffalo forward Evander Kane sat out after missing Monday's practice.
Jets undone by penalty-kill
The Winnipeg Jets' 28th-ranked penalty-kill surrendered goals to Carolina's Jordan Staal and Riley Nash in a 2-1 road loss. Playing without all-star defenceman Justin Faulk and veteran goalie Cam Ward, the Hurricanes improved to 18-8-6 since Dec. 5 to move to within two points of Tampa Bay for the second wild-card position in the Eastern Conference. Blake Wheeler scored for Winnipeg, which sits nine points back of Colorado for a wild-card spot with three games in hand.
Ducks own Oilers
Former Oilers forwards David Perron and Andrew Cogliano scored for Anaheim in a 5-3 victory at Edmonton. Cogliano's short-handed marker into an empty net stood as the winner as the Ducks improved to a league-best 10-1-1 since Jan. 20. Taylor Hall and Leon Draisaitl snapped goal droughts of 10 and five games, respectively, for the Oilers, who have dropped six of their last seven meetings with the Ducks.