OTTAWA, Ontario - Dany Heatley set up Daniel Alfredsson's goal and then scored unassisted, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils last night.
The Senators lead the second-round playoff series by three games to one.
Heatley, Ottawa's two-time 50-goal scorer, took a shot from the right boards that struck Martin Brodeur's right skate and went between the goalie's pads late in the second period to give Ottawa a 2-1 edge.
He had helped Alfredsson open the scoring early in first period with a centering pass from behind the net.
Mike Fisher added Ottawa's third goal in the third period, and Ray Emery stopped 29 shots.
Jay Pandolfo tipped Paul Martin's point shot past Emery midway into the third period to draw New Jersey to within 3-2. Brian Gionta had tied the game at 1-1 early in the second period with his eighth goal of the playoffs, on a power play.
Gionta's goal ended Emery's home shutout streak of 153 minutes, 33 seconds.
Brodeur made 33 saves.
Green light for Gaustad. Buffalo forward Paul Gaustad has been cleared to play and could return tomorrow night when the Sabres host the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.
Gaustad, who practiced with the second penalty-killing unit yesterday, has been out since severing a tendon above his left ankle on Feb. 7. The Sabres initially feared he would be out until June.
"He'll be seeing the doctor tomorrow and we'll see where he's at and make a decision on it," coach Lindy Ruff said.
The Sabres returned home after a 2-1 loss Tuesday that evened the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.
Gaustad had nine goals and 13 assists in 54 games and was providing a physical presence on a line with cocaptain Chris Drury before he was hurt.
Ducks 3, Canucks 2
Travis Moen saw just enough to know he scored the winning goal.
Moen scored at 2:07 of overtime, giving Anaheim the come-from-behind victory over Vancouver in their Western Conference semifinal.
The Ducks have taken a three-games-to-one lead back to Anaheim, where they can win the series tonight.
Scott Niedermayer started the winning play when he fired a shot that bounced off Sami Pahlsson, and the puck landed on Moen's stick.
"The rebound popped out and I just kind of scooped it up," Moen said. "I threw it at the net."