|Monday's NHL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 03 March 2008 20:49|
The victory was the sixth in a row for the defending champion Ducks, while the slumping Senators have won just nine of their last 24.
Todd Bertuzzi had the other Anaheim goal in the only regular-season meeting between the teams this season.
Christoph Schubert scored for Ottawa in the first period after the Senators had fallen behind 2-0.
Former Anaheim coach and general manager Bryan Murray was back in the arena as the Ottawa GM and coach. He returned to the bench after firing John Paddock on Feb. 27 while the Senators were struggling, and Ottawa is 1-2 since he took over the coach's duties.
Capitals 10, Bruins 2
WASHINGTON (AP) - Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick in Washington's six-goal first period, and he finished with five points.
Ovechkin's three goals give him a league-leading 52 and made him the first to 50 in the NHL this season.
He was credited with a fourth goal in the third period, but official scorers changed it later, giving him an assist on Brooks Laich's power-play goal that made it 9-2.
Washington snapped Boston's six-game winning streak.
Linemate Nicklas Backstrom added three assists in the first period and scored once in the second period. Laich and Matt Bradley scored two goals apiece, and Eric Fehr added three assists.
Eds: Sharks 6, Canadiens 4
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Thornton had two goals and two assists, and new Sharks defenseman Brian Campbell scored the final goal in San Jose's sixth straight victory.
Enforcer Jody Shelley scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, while Jonathan Cheechoo and captain Patrick Marleau also scored as the Sharks added to their longest winning streak of the season. Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves in San Jose's first game back from an eight-game road trip.
Tomas Plekanec scored two goals and Ryan O'Byrne got his first NHL goal for the Canadiens, whose three-game winning streak was snapped in the opener of a four-game West Coast road trip. Carey Price made 33 saves in his worst performance since the Eastern Conference co-leaders traded Cristobal Huet to Washington, turning over their fortunes to the 20-year-old rookie goalie.