Jovanovski's back

Ed Jovanovski's latest return from injury proved better than the first.

Jovanovski scored an unassisted goal and helped the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, late Saturday.

"It was nice to come back and contribute," he said. "When you come back, you're working to get stronger, and that's what I'm trying to do right now."

Jovanovski missed eight games with a lower-body injury before returning for a game at Edmonton. He played the full game and the first period of the Coyotes' next contest before sitting out twice.

"The first time, he was second-guessing himself," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "This time, he seemed more confident."

New Hurricane

The Carolina Hurricanes called up defenseman Jay Harrison yesterday from their AHL affiliate in Albany.

The team sent defenseman Bryan Rodney back to Albany after a three-day stint with the Hurricanes.

Harrison skated in 10 of Carolina's first 13 games, notching a goal and two assists, before he was sent down Nov. 3.

Langkow delivers

Former Flyer Daymond Langkow scored early in the third period as the Calgary Flames held on to beat host San Jose, 2-1, in a matchup of division leaders Saturday.

The Flames maintained their one-point lead over the Colorado Avalanche in the Northwest Division with the fourth win in their last five trips to San Jose.

Langkow found himself perfectly positioned for the winning goal with 16 minutes, 24 seconds left. - Associated Press