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Video: Saturday saves worth seeing

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While we got to Devan Dubnyk’s nice save on Mikko Koivu from the Arizona Coyotes’ eventual loss to the Minnesota Wild, Saturday was packed with some highlight reel stops.

Consider this a collection of some of the best saves. If you have any other suggestions that tickled your shot-stopping fancy, feel free to recommend them in the comments.

Petr Mrazek (pictured) sprawls to stop Cody Franson, although the Toronto Maple Leafs certainly got the last laugh:

Jonathan Bernier made a great save against Darren Helm in that same game:

Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t the only person who was brilliant for the Washington Capitals on Saturday, as Braden Holtby enjoyed some great moments in slowing down the Tampa Bay Lightning:

Apparently making the occasional save is in Erik Karlsson’s expansive bag of tricks:

Anything else stick out to you from last night’s game? Again, feel free to share.

Ryan’s shootout winner helps Sens top Bruins

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The Ottawa Senators battled back from two one-goal deficits to top the Boston Bruins 3-2 in a shootout Saturday afternoon.

Bobby Ryan, who had a highlight-reel goal against the L.A. Kings on Thursday, had another beauty for the shootout winner.

Ottawa has now won two of three while Boston has lost two in a row and five of six.

Craig Cunningham opened the scoring for the Bruins, shorthanded, with his first career NHL goal.

After Mika Zibanejad tied it at 1-1 early in the second, Loui Eriksson gave Boston a 2-1 lead.

David Legwand knotted it at 2-2 early in the third, with a power play marker, setting up overtime.

The Boston Bruins got a scare late in the third period as Patrice Bergeron took a slash from Mike Hoffman in the hand and and left the game momentarily, but he returned for overtime.

Sens veteran defenseman Chris Phillips was a healthy scratch.

Robin Lehner made 29 saves to improve to 6-4-1 on the season while Tuukka Rask stopped 29 shots in the loss.

Video: Bruins’ Cunningham scores first NHL goal

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Boston Bruins forward Craig Cunningham scored his first NHL goal Saturday afternoon against the Ottawa Senators.

The goal, which came shorthanded, opened the scoring for the Bruins.

The 24-year-old is playing in his seventh career NHL game.

Originally Boston’s fourth-round pick (97th overall) in 2010, Cunningham is playing his fifth game of the season today.

Conacher clears waivers, off to Bridgeport

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Cory Conacher cleared waivers Saturday and has been loaded to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers the New York Islanders announced.

The 24-year-old’s play has dropped off considerably since he burst on to the scene with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.

After a mid-season trade to the Ottawa Senators, Conacher finished his rookie season with 11 goals and 29 points in 47 games. He finished sixth in Calder Trophy voting that season.

However, Conacher mustered just seven goals and 26 points in 79 games last season split between the Senators and Buffalo Sabres.

He signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Islanders in the summer, but had just a goal and two assists in 15 games before New York placed him on waivers Friday.

Conacher last played in the AHL during the 2012-13 season with the Syracuse Crunch scoring 12 goals and 28 points in 36 games.

Report: Sens’ Phillips a healthy scratch vs. Boston

Chris Phillips will be a healthy scratch Saturday afternoon when the Ottawa Senators visit the Boston Bruins.

According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Phillips’ scratch is a “coaches decision”.

The 36-year-old has two assists in 23 games this season to go along with a minus-2 rating while averaging over 22 minutes a night in ice time.

Phillips has been a minus in consecutive games and saw his ice time drop below 18 minutes for just the second time this season in Ottawa’s 5-3 loss to the Kings on Thursday night.

Patrick Wiercioch will replace Phillips in the lineup.