Jakob Silfverberg's tally late in the third period was the decider, as the Ottawa Senators snapped a four-game skid with a 3-2 decision over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Zack Smith and Patrick Wiercioch also scored for the Senators, who hadn't won since Feb. 25 against Montreal and notched their first road victory since Feb. 18 at New Jersey. Robin Lehner recorded 33 saves for the victory. Rick Nash and Brad Richards provided offense for the Rangers, whose four-game win streak came to an end. Henrik Lundqvist made 36 stops in defeat.
Final Score: Winnipeg 3, Florida 2 (OT)
Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Dustin Byfuglien scored the game winner with 40.5 seconds left in overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday. Andrew Ladd registered a goal and an assist, while Blake Wheeler also lit the lamp for the Jets, who have won two straight since a 4-1 setback in Florida on Tuesday. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 38 shots in the triumph. Jonathan Huberdeau and Shawn Matthias each scored once, while Jacob Markstrom allowed all three goals on 28 shots for the Panthers, who have dropped two straight and five of their last six games.
Final Score: Nashville 6, Edmonton 0
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Colin Wilson totaled two goals and two assists, with Pekka Rinne adding 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, as Nashville downed Edmonton, 6-0, at Bridgestone Arena. David Legwand, Patric Hornqvist, Rich Clune and Zach Boychuk added scores for the Predators, who put an end to a three-game losing streak. Devan Dubnyk was pulled after allowing two goals on 13 shots in the first period for the Oilers, losers in five straight outings. Yann Danis finished up by surrendering four scores on 21 shots.
Final Score: Colorado 6, Chicago 2
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Matt Duchene totaled a goal and three assists, and the Colorado Avalanche used a four-goal second-period burst to put a pair of monumental Chicago streaks to rest in a 6-2 victory over the Blackhawks at Pepsi Center. Coming into Friday, Chicago had gone 24 games from the start of this truncated season with at least one point (21-0-3) and also won a franchise- record 11 consecutive outings. But Duchene, John Mitchell, Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn all lit the lamp to turn a tie game after one period into a 5-1 advantage and the hosts cruised from there. PA Parenteau and Paul Stastny added a score and two helpers each for the Avalanche, who won for just the second time in their last eight. Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell scored for the Blackhawks, who hadn't lost in regulation since a 6-1 setback at home to Nashville on Mar. 25, 2012 -- an incredible stretch of 30 games.
Final Score: Anaheim 4, Calgary 0
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Rookie Viktor Fasth recorded 29 saves to notch his second career shutout, as the Anaheim Ducks continued their home dominance of the Calgary Flames with a 4-0 victory on Friday at Honda Center. Ryan Getzlaf, fresh off signing a new eight-year extension, and Bobby Ryan each registered a goal and an assist. Daniel Winnik and Sheldon Souray scored a goal apiece for the Ducks, who have won 16 straight home games against the Flames. Anaheim has won 10 straight at Honda Center overall and hasn't lost at home since its home-opener on Jan. 25. Miikka Kiprusoff allowed all four goals on 24 shots for the Flames, who had won two straight.