OTTAWA, CANADA - MARCH 04: Francis Lessard #49 of the Ottawa Senators tries to screen Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers while battling with Matt Gilroy #97 of the New York Rangers during a game at Scotiabank Place on March 4, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
The Rangers, still ahead of the pack in the Eastern Conference, took their second straight loss on Thursday, falling 4-1 to the Ottawa Senators. Nick Foligno and Jason Spezza scored in the Senators' victory.
Southeast Division leader Florida came into the night with a chance to prove itself against the powerful Philadelphia Flyers. That didn't happen: Philly drubbed the Panthers 5-0, with Scott Hartnell and Jaromir Jagr both netting goals.
Fortunately for the Panthers, Vancouver kept the Winnipeg Jets at bay with a 3-2 win. The Canucks' victory means the Panthers are still two points ahead of both Winnipeg and the Washington Capitals.
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