Zack Smith

Maple Creek's Zack Smith scored twice as the Ottawa Senators downed Tampa Bay 4-2 in NHL action on Monday night. The former Bronco has 5 goals in his last 5 games for a total of 8 goals and 7 assists in 27 games this season. It's his first full season in the NHL after spending last season between the Senators and their American Hockey League affiliate in Binghamton. Smith had 9 points in 55 NHL games in 2010-2011.

"Ice time is a big part of being confident," Smith said. "When the coach has confidence in you it translates into your game."

Smith wasn't the only former Swift Current Bronco to get in on the scoring action in the NHL on Monday. Cody Eakin scored the third of his NHL career but his Washington Capitals fell 5-4 to the Florida Panthers.

Other scores:

Toronto 4 New York Rangers 2

Boston 3 Pittsburgh 1

Phoenix 4 Chicago 3 (SO)

NHL Tuesday: 

New Jersey at Toronto

Columbus at Montreal

Boston at Winnipeg

Carolina at Calgary

Colorado at Vancouver

Minnesota at San Jose

LA at Anaheim

Phoenix at Nashville

Detroit at St. Louis

Tampa Bay at Long Island

Highlights of Ottawa's win including Smith's two goals:
Smith talked to the Ottawa media after the game:

Cody Eakin scores against Florida: