Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and assist each, Brian Elliott made 41 saves, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Sabres for the ninth straight time, 4-2, last night in Buffalo.
Chris Kelly and Peter Regin also scored to help the Senators win their third straight after a five-game losing streak.
The win pulled the Senators, 25-6-4 against the Sabres since the lockout, within five points of first-place Buffalo in the Northeast Division. The Sabres, though, have two games in hand.
Tim Kennedy and Jason Pominville scored, and Ryan Miller made 26 saves for Buffalo, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.
Red Wings 6, Wild 2 — Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists for his first career four-point game as host Detroit routed Minnesota.
Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Holmstrom, and Jonathan
Ducks 3, Oilers 2 — Corey Perry scored two power-play goals in the third period, and Curtis McElhinney made 34 saves in Anaheim’s road victory.
Perry gave the Ducks the lead with 7:30 left, then added his 26th goal of the season with 6:55 remaining. Teemu Selanne assisted on both goals. George Parros also scored for Anaheim.