Senators Break Losing Streak

Rudolfs Balcers scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period as the NHL's Ottawa Senators beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 snapping a seven-game losing streak.

Brian Gibbons and Zack Smith also scored for the Senators.  Anders Nilsson stopped 30 shots.

Troy Brouwer and Aleksander Barkov scored for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo made 30 saves.  Florida has lost four straight.

It was also the first win for interim head-coach Mark Crawford, who took over last week after Guy Boucher was fired.