For Karlsson’s re­turn, Ot­tawa leaves no doubt


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Ben Harpur scored his first NHL goal, Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots, and the Se­na­tors spoiled Erik Karlsson’s re­turn to Ot­tawa by beat­ing the San Jose Sharks, 6-2, on Satur­day.

Karlsson, the for­mer Se­na­tors cap­tain, was play­ing his first game in Ot­tawa since he was traded to San Jose in the off­sea­son. The team hon­ored the two-time Nor­ris Tro­phy win­ner with a video trib­ute dur­ing the first pe­riod.

Ryan Dzin­gel, Mark Stone, Mikkel Boed­ker, Mag­nus Paa­jarvi and Bobby Ryan also scored as the Se­na­tors won their third straight. Boed­ker added three as­sists for a four-point out­ing.

FLY­ERS 4, PEN­GUINS 2: Dale Weise scored in the first minute of the third pe­riod, and vis­it­ing Philadel­phia held on to up­end Pitts­burgh.

Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny and Jakub Vo­racek also scored for the Fly­ers, who won for the sec­ond time in eight games. An­thony Sto­larz stopped 30 shots.

Sid­ney Crosby scored his 14th for Pitts­burgh.

MAPLE LEAFS 5, WILD 3: Nazem Kadri broke a tie with 3:20 to play, and Zach Hy­man scored twice as Toronto won in St. Paul, Minn.

Hy­man added an empty-net goal in the fi­nal minute to seal Toronto’s fourth straight vic­tory and Min­ne­sota’s third loss in a row. The Maple Leafs im­proved to 19-8-0, a point be­hind Tampa Bay for the NHL lead.

CANA­DI­ENS 5, RANGERS 2: Shea Weber and Art­turi Lehko­nen each scored twice as host Montreal snapped a fiveg­ame los­ing streak.

To­mas Tatar also scored for the Cana­di­ens, who won for the first time at home since Nov. 10. Carey Price stopped 20 shots.

RED WINGS 4, BRU­INS 2: Frans Nielsen scored his first goal of the season to break a tie with 8:07 left in the third pe­riod, and Jimmy Howard made 37 saves, lift­ing surg­ing Detroit past host Bos­ton.

Tyler Ber­tuzzi and Dy­lan Larkin had sec­ond-pe­riod goals, and Gus­tav Nyquist added an emp­tynet­ter for the Red Wings, who im­proved to 11-4-1 in their past 16 games.

LIGHT­NING 5, PAN­THERS 4: Bray­den Point scored a power-play goal 3:12 into over­time as Tampa Bay over­came a 4-1 deficit to claim a vic­tory in Sun­rise, Fla.

Point took a pass from Nikita Kucherov across the front of the crease to the left side and flipped it past James Reimer.

STARS 2, CANUCKS 1: Alex Radulov scored the go-ahead goal late in the third pe­riod as Dal­las edged host Van­cou­ver.

Jamie Benn also scored mid­way through the third for the Stars, who are 3-1-1 in their past five games.

JETS 4, DEVILS 3 (OT): Mark Scheifele scored his sec­ond goal of the game at 4:43 of over­time as Win­nipeg beat New Jersey in Ne­wark.

IS­LAN­DERS 3, BLUE JACK­ETS 2: Casey Cizikas scored the tiebreak­ing goal in the third pe­riod, and New York won in its re­turn to the Nas­sau Coli­seum, ral­ly­ing to beat Colum­bus in Uniondale, N.Y.

COY­OTES 6, BLUES 1: Clay­ton Keller had a goal and two as­sists, and Ari­zona net­ted four sec­ond-pe­riod goals as it cruised to a win over St. Louis in Glen­dale, Ariz.

Richard Panik, Jakob Chy­chrun, Chris­tian Fis­cher, Nick Cousins and Alex Goligoski also scored for the Coy­otes.

PREDA­TORS 5, BLACK­HAWKS 2: Eeli Tolva­nen scored his first NHL goal and added an as­sist to lead host Nashville past Chicago.

Craig Smith, Kevin Fiala and Ryan Jo­hansen each had a goal and an as­sist, and Austin Wat­son added an empty-net­ter for the Preda­tors, who snapped a twogame skid.

Ny­lan­der signs, just in time

Wil­liam Ny­lan­der’s con­tract im­passe with the Toronto Maple Leafs ended with just mo­ments to spare.

The re­stricted free agent signed a six-year deal Satur­day, just be­fore the 5 p.m. dead­line. The deal is worth $10.2 mil­lion this season and $6.9 mil­lion per year for the rest of the term.

Ny­lan­der, the Cal­gary-born Swede selected eighth in the 2014 draft, had to sign by Satur­day’s dead­line to be el­i­gi­ble to play in the NHL this season.


Erik Karlsson was stymied by goalie Craig Anderson, above, who made 36 saves as Ot­tawa soured the re­turn of its for­mer cap­tain.

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