NHL ROUNDUP Senators skate past Penguins
OTTAWA, Ontario — Mike Condon made 29 saves to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Thursday night.
The Stanley Cup champion Penguins, coming off a 5-2 loss to Washington on Wednesday night, lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time since Dec. 14-19, 2015.
Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman, Tom Pyatt and Mark Stone scored for Ottawa.
Condon, making his eighth consecutive start, allowed only Conor Sheary’s goal. Condon was at his best in the second period, making big saves, including one on Phil Kessel and another on Nick Bonino. He also got a little help when Scott Wilson rang a shot off the post.
Matt Murray, playing for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury Dec. 28, made 29 saves for Pittsburgh.
Ottawa, holding a 3-1 lead to start the third, held off Pittsburgh and midway through the period put the game out of reach when Stone scored his 13th of the season.
Frustration was clearly setting in for the Penguins as coach Mike Sullivan was given a bench minor and thrown out of the game with just more than two minutes remaining.
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Wild 7, Canadiens 1: Eric Staal and Jordan Schroeder scored 39 seconds apart in the second period, Nino Niederreiter had two goals, and Minnesota overwhelmed Carey Price and visiting Montreal.
Devan Dubnyk stopped 20 shots, missing the shutout by 9 seconds on Tomas Plekanec’s power-play rebound, but he beat Price for the second time in three weeks. What began as a matchup of two All-Star goalies became an all-out blitz.
Christian Folin, Jason Zucker and Ryan Suter also scored, Matt Dumba had three assists, and Staal and Jared Spurgeon each set up a pair of goals. Price, who made 17 saves, was taunted by the “Sieve!” chant after Niederreiter’s second score.
The last time Price allowed seven goals was against Pittsburgh on March 2, 2013.
Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk deflects a shot by Brian Flynn (32) of the Montreal Canadiens in the first period. Dubnyk stopped 20 shots in the Wild’s victory.