Senators Win 2-0 Over Devils

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Photo Courtesy @ian_mendes

Another night, another important 2 points up for grabs between 2 teams that desperately need them.

Unfortunately for the Senators, it was obvious which team had competed the night before as they were thoroughly outplayed by the Devils in the first period. New Jersey outshot Ottawa 9-3, but were unable to capitalize on 3 Senator penalties, including a lengthy 5 on 3 power-play.

After the intermission, Ottawa was able to reverse its fortunes. J-G Pageau, in just his 2nd NHL game, deflected Colin Greening’s backhand over the shoulder of Martin Brodeur and into the net for his 1st NHL goal at the 3:08 mark. Then, on a 2 on 1, Daniel Alfredsson & Milan Michalek left the defender in their dust, going in alone on Brodeur. A couple of passes back and forth and Milan Michalek scored his first goal since January 29th and it was 2-0 Senators.

Ottawa spent the third period defending their lead. Dumping the puck, working the corners and keeping the Devils to the outside proved to be effective as the Senators won 2-0.

The Senators were outshot 33-11 and set a club record for fewest shots in a win (old record was 14).

The shutout was Craig Anderson’s 3rd of the season and first ever against the Devils.

The 2 points from the victory moves Ottawa into sole possession of 6th place in the Eastern Conference.

Paul MacLean (audio)

https://vr.shapeservices.com/listen.php?hash=547c339b22ee812db29b6291522ea74a2aeb8f20894a1ffd9

Pageau, Alfredsson & Anderson (video – Senstv)

http://video.senators.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=238138

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