Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
Washington
Capitals
29-41-12
Ottawa
Senators
52-21-9

31 SOG
36 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
WSH
OTT
game recap

Senators 7, Capitals 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 5:16 AM

Associated Press

Share with your Friends


Senators 7, Capitals 1
Washington Capitals 1, Ottawa Senators 7

OTTAWA (AP) - The Ottawa Senators gave Ray Emery a lead that even Alex Ovechkin couldn't overcome.

Rookie defenseman Andrej Meszaros had three assists, Emery made 30 saves and the Senators scored five special-teams goals in a 7-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

Ovechkin, Washington's rookie sensation, scored his 38th goal with 5:07 remaining in the third to spoil Emery's shutout bid. Emery won for the second straight night since taking over for the injured Dominik Hasek.

"He's had to make some stops and he's done it," Senators coach Bryan Murray said. "I can only imagine that as we go forward here he'll feel more comfortable and play pretty well."

Leading 4-0 in Pittsburgh the night before, Ottawa held on to beat the Penguins in its first game following the Olympic break despite having its rookie goalie allow three third-period goals. This time, the Senators gave Emery more than enough offense with seven players scoring goals against Capitals goalies Olaf Kolzig and Brent Johnson.

Wade Redden, Jason Spezza and Brian Pothier scored power-play goals and Antoine Vermette and Peter Schaefer had short-handed goals.

"Definitely coming off the break it was good to have those types of games and get the four points that we needed," said Redden, one of eight Senators who played in the Olympics including Hasek, who is out indefinitely after suffering a groin injury in the Czech Republic's opening game in Turin.

"I just want to play as well as I can each and every night and take it one step at a time," Emery said. "I haven't gotten ahead of myself, I just want to look forward to the next game and let Dom's situation and the rest take care of itself."

Mike Fisher scored the first of six goals against Kolzig 1:04 in. Bryan Smolinski scored Ottawa's seventh goal 5:25 into the third, beating Johnson, who replaced Kolzig after Pothier's third of the season made it 6-0 at 11:40 of the second.

Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson had two assists, and Fisher, Redden, Schaefer and Pothier also had two points.

Washington, which won 5-3 in Toronto on Tuesday night, has lost nine of 12 and is last in the Southeast Division with 45 points.

"In Toronto you could say we created our breaks, and tonight Ottawa created theirs," Capitals coach Glen Hanlon said. "Their speed gave us problems. Our major problem was reading the rush and their defensemen were beating our fourth and fifth guys into the zone all night long.

"That's a good hockey club and we'll likely watch this tape and we'll likely watch Ottawa and we'll use it as a teaching tool for our group. I don't think we can learn too much from our team watching this tape."

Fisher took a long pass from Meszaros and got around defenseman Brendan Witt before beating Kolzig with a backhander to make it 1-0 at 1:04 of the first period.

Redden added a power-play goal at 12:59 and Vermette scored his fourth short-handed goal of the season 31 seconds into the second to make it 3-0.

Ottawa got its second power-play goal at 2:37 when Spezza took a pass from Alfredsson along the goal line to the left of the net and put a quick shot past Kolzig inside the left post.

Schaefer got credit for the Senators' second short-handed goal to make it 5-0 at 7:42. A video review confirmed that the puck crossed the goal line before the net was displaced.

Notes: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper attended the game. ... Ovechkin made his Ottawa debut. ... Alfredsson was given a big ovation during a video scoreboard presentation of his Olympic gold-medal win with Sweden. ... Pothier's goal, combined with Ottawa's win, triggered a restaurant chain's promotion of a free slice of pizza for everyone in the capacity crowd of 19,346.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:04
OTT
Mike Fisher (19) ASST: Andrej Meszaros (21), Daniel Alfredsson (41)
1 - 0 OTT
12:59
OTT
PPG - Wade Redden (9) ASST: Dany Heatley (39), Andrej Meszaros (22)
2 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
00:31
OTT
SHG - Antoine Vermette (13) ASST: Chris Kelly (12)
3 - 0 OTT
03:27
OTT
PPG - Jason Spezza (15) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (42), Wade Redden (35)
4 - 0 OTT
07:42
OTT
SHG - Peter Schaefer (15) ASST: Chris Phillips (12)
5 - 0 OTT
11:40
OTT
PPG - Brian Pothier (3) ASST: Zdeno Chara (24), Peter Schaefer (26)
6 - 0 OTT
3rd Period
05:25
OTT
Bryan Smolinski (13) ASST: Andrej Meszaros (23), Brian Pothier (19)
7 - 0 OTT
14:53
WSH
SHG - Alex Ovechkin (38) ASST: Dainius Zubrus (18)
7 - 1 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
12:07
WSH
Matt Pettinger  Hooking against  Dany Heatley
18:33
OTT
Christoph Schubert  Slashing against  Alex Ovechkin
2nd Period
02:07
WSH
Brooks Laich  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
05:15
WSH
Nolan Yonkman  Tripping against  Vaclav Varada
05:36
OTT
Peter Schaefer  Interference against  Brendan Witt
06:45
OTT
Mike Fisher  Tripping against  Matt Pettinger
11:34
WSH
Brendan Witt  Slashing against  Chris Neil
17:35
OTT
Chris Neil  Fighting (maj) against  Nolan Yonkman
17:35
WSH
Nolan Yonkman  Roughing against  Chris Neil
17:35
WSH
Nolan Yonkman  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Neil
3rd Period
02:59
OTT
Jason Spezza  Too many men/ice - bench
07:32
OTT
Chris Neil  Slashing against  Nolan Yonkman
07:32
OTT
Chris Neil  Fighting (maj) against  Nolan Yonkman
07:32
WSH
Nolan Yonkman  Slashing against  Chris Neil
07:32
WSH
Nolan Yonkman  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Neil
13:33
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Roughing against  Brian Sutherby
13:33
WSH
Ben Clymer  Roughing against  Vaclav Varada
13:33
WSH
Brian Sutherby  Roughing against  Anton Volchenkov
17:39
OTT
Vaclav Varada  Cross checking against  Brendan Witt
17:39
WSH
Brendan Witt  Slashing against  Vaclav Varada
goalie stats
Brent Johnson
SA: 11TOI: 28:20
Saves: 10EV: 8 - 9
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .909SH: 1 - 1
Olie Kolzig
SA: 25TOI: 31:40
Saves: 19EV: 15 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 6
SV%: .760SH: 1 - 3
Ray Emery
SA: 31TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 25 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .968SH: 0 - 1