Skip to main content
game recap

Mike Condon, Senators blank Blue Jackets

Makes 42 saves; Kyle Turris, Ryan Dzingel score for Ottawa

by Craig Merz / NHL.com Correspondent

COLUMBUS -- Mike Condon had to survive a late Columbus Blue Jackets' two-man advantage that was partly his doing, but the Ottawa Senators goalie completed his third shutout of the season, a 2-0 win at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.

With 4:27 left in the third period, the Blue Jackets played 5-on-3 for 60 seconds, the second penalty to Condon for delay of game for shooting the puck over the glass. Columbus defenseman Seth Jones hit the crossbar and Condon made two saves.

Condon, in his 11th straight start, made 19 of his 42 saves in the third period for his fourth NHL shutout.

 

WATCH: All Senators vs. Blue Jackets highlights

 

"What I loved was the players all stood up on the bench and everybody wanted to pull for him and bail him out because he played so well," Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said.

Condon praised the play of the rest of the Senators, many ill with flu-like symptoms the past two days.

Video: Greiss, Condon earn Pepsi Zero Sugar Shutout

"A lot of guys were playing under the weather," he said. "It's a credit to them for going out there and playing a great Columbus team. We knew it would be a challenge and we came through."

Kyle Turris and Ryan Dzingel scored for the Senators (24-15-4), who have won four of five.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves for Columbus (30-10-4), losers of five of eight since a 16-game winning streak.

Dzingel, who played three seasons at Ohio State (2011-14) in Columbus, scored his ninth goal at 16:12 of the second period for a 2-0 lead.

Video: OTT@CBJ: Condon makes 42 saves, shuts out Jackets

The Senators led 1-0 when, after completing their first power play, Erik Karlsson split the defense at the attacking blue line to spring Turris on a breakaway. He lifted a backhand over the glove of Bobrovsky at 16:17 of the first period for his 16th goal.

"We weren't awful, but when you're in your building we need to be harder," Columbus coach John Tortorella said.

 
Goal of the game

Dzingel got his stick down to redirect a shot from the right point by Chris Wideman.

Video: OTT@CBJ: Dzingel redirects shot past Bobrovsky

 
Save of the game

Condon stopped a shorthanded rush with 12:44 left in the third period. Zach Werenski slid a pass from the left circle to Cam Atkinson streaking down the slot. He tried to push the puck past Condon, who made the save to keep the score 2-0.

Video: OTT@CBJ: Condon robs Atkinson on shorthanded bid

 
Unsung performance of the game

Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson, a healthy scratch in nine of the previous 10 games, gave them valuable minutes stepping in for Mark Borowiecki, who was ill. Claesson played 14 shifts for 11:27 of ice time and blocked a shot.

 
Highlight of the game

Turris' goal was good on both ends. Karlsson's pass through the neutral zone froze defensemen Ryan Murray and Dalton Prout and caught Turris in full stride. Turris did the rest with his deke on Bobrovsky.

Video: OTT@CBJ: Turris dekes, beats Bobrovsky on breakaway

 
They said it

"I was trying to make a play, get it down and give the boys a rest. I didn't roll my wrist over and it went flying. Hopefully I didn't hit anybody. It was, 'Yeah, OK. It went over. We're 5-on-3, let's kill this.'" -- Senators goaltender Mike Condon on his delay of game penalty that led to a two-man disadvantage

 

"We didn't play terribly. We had some spurts where we didn't play our best. That was a game we felt we could win." -- Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno

 

"He made it easy for me. I threw my stick on it and luckily it went in. I needed that." -- Senators forward Ryan Dzingel on the pass by Chris Wideman

 
Need to know

Ottawa forward Casey Bailey was recalled from Binghamton of the American Hockey League on Thursday in case one of several players who were ill could not play. He was scratched. … Karlsson extended his point streak against Columbus to four games (two goals, seven assists). He has seven goals and 17 points in 12 games against the Blue Jackets. … The Blue Jackets and Senators play Sunday at Ottawa. … Turris extended his point streak to five games (three goals, four assists).

 
What's next

Senators: At the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CBC, CITY, TVA Sports 2, NHL.TV)

Blue Jackets: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday (5 p.m. ET; FS-O, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

 

Video: Condon shuts down Jackets, Senators win 2-0

View More