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Senators 4, Devils 0

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:46 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 4, Devils 0
Ottawa Senators 4, New Jersey Devils 0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dany Heatley's power-play tally keyed a three-goal second period, and Ray Emery made 22 saves as the Ottawa Senators regained sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.

Ottawa also got goals from Patrick Eaves, Antoine Vermette and Zdeno Chara. The surging Senators have 10 wins in 12 games, and their 98 points give them a five-point lead over the Buffalo Sabres in the Northeast Division. They also moved two points ahead of Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes in the conference standings.

Emery continued his solid play as Ottawa's top netminder while Dominik Hasek recovers from a groin injury sustained last month in the Olympics. The rookie is 9-1-1 since the Olympic break.

The Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning, who beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Sunday, each have 76 points and are tied for sixth place in the East.

After a scoreless first period, Heatley gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead at 4:08 of the second. Heatley carried the puck into the Devils zone and fed a cross-ice pass to Daniel Alfredsson. The return pass glanced off New Jersey defenseman Colin White and went right to Heatley for his team-leading 39th goal.

Eaves also scored on the power play when he deflected Andrej Meszaros' point shot past Martin Brodeur at 13:42.

Vermette made it 3-0 with 20 seconds left.

In the third, Emery made six saves to preserve his third shutout. The key stop came against Patrik Elias who split the Ottawa defense for a dead-on shot with 2:25 remaining.

Chara closed out the scoring with a 5-on-3 goal with 55 seconds left.

Notes: Devils RW Viktor Kozlov was a healthy scratch for a second straight game. ... Senators C Mike Fisher missed his second consecutive because of a sprained right ankle. ... Emery is unbeaten in two starts against the Devils.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
04:08
OTT
PPG - Dany Heatley (39) Wrist shot - ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (46)
1 - 0 OTT
13:42
OTT
PPG - Patrick Eaves (14) Tip-in - ASST: Andrej Meszaros (25), Bryan Smolinski (26)
2 - 0 OTT
19:40
OTT
Antoine Vermette (17) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Kelly (14)
3 - 0 OTT
3rd Period
19:05
OTT
PPG - Zdeno Chara (14) Slapshot - ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (47), Jason Spezza (54)
4 - 0 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
03:50
NJD
 Too many men/ice - bench
10:32
NJD
Brian Gionta  Slashing against  Zdeno Chara
2nd Period
03:50
NJD
Cam Janssen  Kneeing against  Wade Redden
08:59
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Holding against  Erik Rasmussen
10:04
OTT
Antoine Vermette  Tripping against  Scott Gomez
12:02
NJD
Ken Klee  Hooking against  Peter Schaefer
15:25
NJD
Ken Klee  Holding against  Christoph Schubert
15:58
NJD
Colin White  Roughing against  Patrick Eaves
3rd Period
08:55
OTT
Andrej Meszaros  Interference against  Patrik Elias
13:01
OTT
Vaclav Varada  Cross checking against  Brad Lukowich
18:08
NJD
Patrik Elias  Interference on goalkeeper against  Ray Emery
18:45
NJD
Colin White  Slashing against  Patrick Eaves
20:00
NJD
Erik Rasmussen  Hi-sticking against  Tyler Arnason
goalie stats
Ray Emery
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
Saves: 22EV: 15 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: 1.000SH: 3 - 3
Martin Brodeur
SA: 31TOI: 60:00
Saves: 27EV: 18 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 11
SV%: .871SH: 1 - 1