Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell (51) knocks the puck away from Ottawa Senators left wing Antoine Vermette (20) in the second period against the Buffalo Sabres at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York on December 26, 2007. The Ottawa Senators defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-3. (UPI Photo/Jerome Davis)
Patrik Elias scored twice and the New Jersey Devils reeled off six straight goals Saturday in a 6-2 win over Florida, keeping their playoff hopes alive.
Dmitry Kulikov capped a Florida rally with a score 1:43 into overtime Saturday and the Panthers overcame New Jersey 3-2.
Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek scored in the first two rounds Thursday to bring a quick end to the shootout and give Buffalo a 4-3 win over Florida.
Florida's Tomas Kopecky registered a hat trick and Tomas Fleischmann got the game-winner Tuesday in the Panthers' 6-4 victory over Pittsburgh.
Brian Campbell's power-play goal midway through the third period Sunday capped a comeback that carried the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win over Buffalo.
Brian Campbell logged two goals Saturday and defending Southeast Division champion Florida began its season by rolling over Carolina 5-1.
The last Western Division team to make the NHL playoffs skated off with the Stanley Cup this year but the league is yet to return to the ice due to a lockout.
Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins was named the NHL's most valuable player Wednesday at the league's annual awards banquet.
Brian Campbell scored the go-ahead goal Tuesday and the Florida Panthers rallied to beat New Jersey 4-3 and take the lead in their playoff series.
Ray Whitney scored Phoenix's first goal and assisted on the other Tuesday, powering the Coyotes' 2-1 decision over Florida.