Accessibility links

Breaking News

NHL: Sabres Edge Senators in Semifinal Series

In the National Hockey League playoffs, J.P. Dumont and Jochen Hecht scored second period goals just two minutes and 27 seconds apart and goaltender Ryan Miller made 43 saves to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. It was the second straight win on Ottawa ice for Buffalo, which has a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven semifinal series. Chris Phillips scored the only goal for the top-seeded Senators.

In the other Eastern Conference semifinal Monday night, Niclas Wallin scored a goal off his skate three minutes into overtime to lead the host Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. New Jersey appeared to be on its way to a win in regulation when Scott Gomez scored with just 20 seconds remaining to give the Devils a 2-1 lead. But the Hurricanes sent it to overtime when Eric Staal beat Devils goalie Martin Brodeur with just three seconds left in regulation. Carolina leads the series 2-0 with Game Three set for Wednesday in New Jersey.

In a Western Conference match-up, Joe Thornton snapped a 1-1 tie with a power play goal late in the second period to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers. San Jose leads the series 2-0 and heads for Game Three in Edmonton on Wednesday.