NHL: Florida Panthers slump to eighth straight defeat after losing to the Senators
Last Updated: 10/11/13 9:21am
Kyle Turris: On target for the Ottawa Senators in Saturday's win over the Florida Panthers
Firing the coach was no instant fix for the Florida Panthers as they lost 3-2 to the Ottawa Senators.
Peter Horachek was taking charge for the first time after replacing Kevin Dineen on Friday, but the Panthers nevertheless slumped to an eighth straight defeat.
Kyle Turris, Mika Zibanejad and Clarke McArthur got the goals for Ottawa.
The St Louis Blues continued their hot start as they won an 11th game of the season, edging the Pittsburgh Penguins after Kevin Shattenkirk scored his first goal of the season.
Saturday's NHL results:
Bruins 3 Maple Leafs 1
Hurricanes 2 Wild 3 (SO)
Blue Jackets 5 Islanders 2
Stars 2 Blackhawks 5
Red Wings 2 Lightning 3 (OT)
Kings 5 Canucks 1
Coyotes 4 Capitals 3 (SO)
Blues 2 Penguins 1
Senators 3 Panthers 2
Flyers 4 Oilers 2
Tuukka Rask saved 33 shots as the Boston Bruins topped the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1. Patrice Bergeron scored the go-ahead goal in the third period before then adding an empty-netter in the final seconds to seal it.
Teddy Purcell scored in overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, their first win in the Motor City since 1994.
Kings topple Canucks
Tyler Toffoli had two goals and an assist to help the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Marian Hossa had two goals as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Dallas Stars 5-2, with Patrick Sharp collecting assists on the first four Chicago goals.
The Phoenix Coyotes scored twice in the shootout to end Washington's five-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory.
Antoine Vermette and Mikkel Boedker were both on target in the shootout after Shane Doan's late goal in regulation tied it up.
Jason Pominville hit the winner in a shootout as the Minnesota Wild beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 while Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux scored for the first time in 22 games to help the Flyers to a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
The Columbus Blue Jackets ended a five-game losing streak by beating the New York Islanders 5-2, scoring three in the third period.