How Canadian NHL teams fared last night
Maple Leaf hat trick as Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary post wins
Three Canadian teams hit the ice Tuesday in the NHL, with the Leafs and Flames playing at home and the Senators on the road in Florida. Here's how they fared:
Leafs burn Devils in shootout
Garret Sparks earned his third victory in four starts as the Maple Leafs won 3-2 on home ice over the New Jersey Devils. Nazem Kadri scored the shootout winner against the Devils' Cory Schneider.
Sparks made 25 saves in earning his second victory in a row. He stopped three of four shootout attempts. P.A. Parenteau and James van Riemsdyk scored in regulation for the Leafs, while Lee Stempniak and Kyle Palmieri replied for the Devils.
Kadri, who snapped out of a season-long funk with two goals in Saturday's win over St. Louis, deked Schneider backhand-to-forehand and slipped in the game winner.
Senators skate away from Panthers
The Senators scored three times in the third period, with Mike Hoffman breaking a 2-2 tie, and went on to a 4-2 victory over the Panthers in Sunrise, Fla.
It was the third win in four games for the Senators as Craig Anderson provided 25 saves in the win, while Kyle Turris, Zack Smith and Jean-Gabriel Pageau, into an empty net, had the other Ottawa goals.
The Panthers lost their second in a row after five wins.
Flames red-hot on home ice
Second-period goals from Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund provided the difference as the Flames doubled up the visiting Sharks 4-2 for their seventh triumph in a row at the Saddledome.
Karri Ramo stopped 31 of 33 shots for his ninth win of the season as the Flames won their third straight decision.
Markus Granlund and Sean Monahan had Calgary's first-period goals offset by the Sharks' Chris Tierney and Joe Thornton.
San Jose forward Logan Couture returned to the lineup after missing 23 games with a fractured fibula and recorded an assist.