NEWARK, N.J. — Jakob Silfverberg beat Martin Brodeur to his stick side in the shootout and goalie Ben Bishop turned aside 30 shots for his first victory of the season, giving the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday.
Silfverberg, who assisted on the Senators’ regulation goal, skated in on Brodeur in the shootout and fired a right-handed wrist shot that caught the NHL’s all-time wins leader by surprise.
Bishop stopped former Senator Bobby Butler on the Devils’ third shootout attempt to give Ottawa only its third road win of the season.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias were both stopped by Bishop in the shootout.
Stephen Gionta scored his second goal of the season in the opening minutes of the game, but the Devils were silenced the rest of the way by Bishop. Brodeur had 29 saves for New Jersey.
Daniel Alfredsson scored for Ottawa in the third period, tying the game at 1 with 11:48 remaining on his 420th career goal.
FLYERS 7, ISLANDERS 0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The line of Claude Giroux, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek combined for three goals and 10 points, helping Philadelphia break a slump with a victory over New York.
Giroux scored two goals and added an assist, Read had a goal and two assists and Voracek had four assists. Ilya Bryzgalov made 19 saves for his first shutout of the season and 30th in the NHL.
Zac Rinaldo scored his first goal of the season, Brayden Schenn also had a goal and Danny Briere closed the scoring with a pair in the third period as the Flyers moved to 2-3 on a six-game trip.
Evgeni Nabokov played much better than his statistics showed and finished with 18 saves for the Islanders, who trailed 1-0 after the first period.
AVALANCHE 6, PREDATORS 5
DENVER — Paul Stastny and Jamie McGinn scored 13 seconds apart in the second period and Colorado snapped a nine-game losing streak against Nashville with a win over the Predators.
Shea Weber scored with 1:18 left to make it a one-goal game, the only score of the final period. Matt Duchene and Aaron Palushaj each had a goal and two assists, and Chuck Kobasew and Tyson Barrie also scored for Colorado, which was outscored by Nashville 34-14 over the past two seasons.
The Predators pulled to 4-3 on Colin Wilson’s goal before Stastny and McGinn restored the cushion and forced Nashville coach Barry Trotz to yank Chris Mason, who allowed six goals on 18 shots.
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