Thu, Dec 01, 2005 - Page 19 News List

Ray Emery shuts outs Canadiens


Zdeno Chara, left, Daniel Alfredsson, second left, and Jason Spezza, right, of the Senators, congratulate goaltender Ray Emery on his 4-0 shutout over the Canadiens at the Corel Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday. It was Emery's NHL-record ninth straight victory.


Ray Emery won his NHL-record ninth straight game to start his career, stopping 27 shots to lead the Senators to a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Emery got his first career shutout, and broke the record of eight straight wins set by Philadelphia's Bob Froese during the 1982-1983 season. Emery is 6-0 this season after winning once in 2002-2003 season and twice in 2003-2004.

Dany Heatley extended his point streak to 22 games, and Jason Spezza scored for the fifth straight game and picked up his 30th assist of the season on Daniel Alfredsson's team-leading 20th goal.

Martin Havlat and Mike Fisher also scored for Eastern Conference-leading Ottawa, which won its sixth straight to tie its season-high winning streak to begin the season. Havlat suffered a dislocated right shoulder early in the third period when he slammed into the boards after an open ice hit by Montreal's Michael Ryder.

Flyers 4, Islanders 3

At Unionadale, New York, Simon Gagne scored his NHL-leading 22nd and 23rd goals -- including the winner with 7:13 left -- and Philadelphia rallied to beat the New York Islanders.

Gagne, who also assisted on Joni Pitkanen's goal, took a pass in front from Jon Sim and beat Garth Snow to give Philadelphia its only lead.

New York nearly tied it with 0.2 seconds left, but a video review revealed the puck didn't go in.

Patrick Sharp scored the Flyers' other goal. Miroslav Satan, Jason Blake and Mark Parrish had goals for the Islanders.

Hurricanes 4, Thrashers 3, OT

At Atlanta, Frantisek Kaberle scored 32 seconds into overtime to give Carolina its first victory over Atlanta in three meetings this season.

Eric Staal had two second-period goals for the Hurricanes, and Kaberle's fourth goal of the season came on a slap shot from the left circle that ricocheted off the right goal post and behind Thrashers goalie Michael Garnett.

Marc Savard had a goal and an assist, and Bobby Holik and Greg de Vries also scored for Atlanta.

Sabres 3, Penguins 2

At Pittsburgh, Ales Kotalik's power-play goal early in the third period put Buffalo back in the lead and the Sabres won in Pittsburgh for the first time in nearly five years.

With goalie Martin Biron winning his fourth in a row by making 30 saves, the Sabres ended an 0-5-2 winless run in Pittsburgh since they last won there Dec. 2, 2000 -- a few weeks before Mario Lemieux's comeback game for the Penguins.

Maxim Afinogenov and Paul Gaustad also scored for Buffalo, which has won its last four and is 8-2-1 in its last 11.

Matt Murley and John LeClair had goals for Pittsburgh, which lost its third in a row, fourth in five games and sixth in eight.

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