Mikhail Shtalenkov blanked Anaheim for the second time this season and Trevor Letowski scored a short-handed goal last night as the Phoenix Coyotes concluded the best October in franchise history with a 3-0 victory over the host Mighty Ducks.
Shtalenkov earned his eighth career shutout with 33 saves--19 of them in the second period--while improving his career record against his former team to 5-1. Shane Doan and Travis Green also scored for the Coyotes, who improved to 8-2-3 after their third straight win.
Shtalenkov, who stopped 21 Anaheim shots in a 4-0 victory on Oct. 5, nearly lost his shutout three minutes into the second period, but defenseman Keith Carney flopped on his stomach in the crease to block Matt Cullen's shot.
SENATORS 6, THRASHERS 4: Marian Hossa, Ottawa's leading goal scorer, had two goals and Shawn McEachern added a goal and two assists, helping the Senators to the victory in Atlanta.
Hossa, who has nine goals and 14 points this season, scored Ottawa's third goal in the first period for a 3-2 lead and added his ninth of the season 18 seconds into the third for a 6-3 lead.
The six goals by the Senators were a season high and the most given up in a game this season by Atlanta goaltender Damian Rhodes.
OILERS 4, PREDATORS 2: Alex Selivanov scored for the third straight game as Edmonton won at home.
Janne Niinimaa, Rem Murray and Mike Grier had the other goals for the Oilers, who won their second consecutive game. Patric Kjellberg and rookie David Legwand scored for Nashville.
Selivanov scored on a power-play shot that banked off goalie Tomas Vokoun at 4:08 of the first period.