Senators blank Oilers, Grabner scores hat-trick

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The Edmonton Oilers and their NHL winning streak came to an end against the Ottawa Senators, while Michael Grabner enjoyed a night out for the New York Rangers.

After five successive wins, the Oilers suffered a 2-0 loss to the Senators on Sunday.

Senators goalie Craig Anderson made 37 saves, 18 of those in the third period.

Grabner scored a hat-trick as the Rangers eased past the slumping Tampa Bay Lightning 6-1.

The New York Islanders proved too strong for the Toronto Maple Leafs, pulling away for a 5-1 victory.

Among the winners on Sunday were the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

EMOTIONAL NIGHT FOR ANDERSON

It was a big game for Anderson in Edmonton.

Back in the team for the first time since taking a leave of absence on Thursday after his wife was diagnosed with cancer, Anderson produced a Herculean display to deny the Oilers.

 

GRABNER ENDS DROUGHT

A hat-trick had been a long-time coming for New York's Grabner.

The Rangers left wing had not netted a three-goal haul in more than five-and-a-half years but Grabner ended that drought.

To be exact, it was Grabner's first hat-trick since February 2011.

J.T. Miller had a goal and two assists, while Kevin Hayes amassed three assists.

 

LANDMARK NIGHT FOR SCEVIOUR

 

BLACKHAWKS WIN IN SHUTOUT

Corey Crawford stopped 32 shots to help the Blackhawks to a 3-0 against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Flyers outlasted the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3, the Nashville Predators were too good for the Detroit Red Wings 5-2, the Winnipeg Jets went down 3-1 to the Buffalo Sabres, while the Washington Capitals beat the Calgary Flames 3-1.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Players and fans alike have the chance to enjoy the festivities with a hockey-free day on Monday. NHL resumes on Tuesday.