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Senators Top Penguins At Rookie Tournament

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

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KITCHENER, Ontario – Goaltender Ryan Daniels recorded the first shutout of the weekend as the Ottawa Senators posted a 3-0 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins prospects at the Kitchener Rookie Tournament on Sunday afternoon.



Kaspars Daugavins and Alexander Nikulin recorded two points apiece (1+1) for the Senators.

Daniels, who ranked fourth in the Ontario Hockey League with 37 victories last season, stopped all 36 Penguins shots he faced en route to the victory.  The win allowed the Senators (2-1) to overtake the Pens (2-1) for the top spot in the tournament standings by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker.

The victory guaranteed the Senators a spot in the championship game on Monday evening.  The Penguins will battle Ottawa for a second day in a row at 6:30 p.m. 

Nikulin scored on the first shot of the game, beating David Brown from close range for his second goal of the tournament.  Defenseman Derek Smith upped the margin to 2-0 in the second period, before Daugavinis finished off the scoring in the third.

The Penguins played without Ryan Stone, Jonathan Filewich and Jake Muzzin.

FIRST PERIOD

Scoring:  1. OTT – Nikulin (Donati, Waugh) 1:40

Penalties:  PIT – Letang (Interference) 8:37; OTT – Bench (Too Many Men) 10:29; OTT – Weller (Hooking) 11:21; PIT – Boogaard (Fighting) 17:40; OTT – Johnson (Fighting) 17:40

SECOND PERIOD

Scoring:  2. OTT – Smith (Daugavinis, Nikulin) 7:22

Penalties:  PIT – Bortuzzo (Roughing) 2:56; PIT – Boogaard (Fighting) 8:05; OTT – Waugh (Fighting) 8:05; PIT – Coria (Interference) 8:51; OTT – Festerling (Holding) 16:07; PIT – D’Aversa (Fighting) 20:00; OTT – Bass (Fighting) 20:00

THIRD PERIOD

Scoring:  3. OTT – Donati (Daugavins) 10:53

Penalties:  PIT – Paquet (Hooking) 5:02;  OTT – Weller (Tripping) 8:36;  OTT – Marshall (Hooking) 17:02; OTT – Johnson (Boarding) 18:04; OTT – Johnson (Hooking) 18:04; PIT – Jensen (Roughing) 18:04

SHOTS            1st        2nd        3rd        TOT

OTT                 8          7          10        25
PIT                  8          17        12        37

SCORING       1st        2nd        3rd        TOT

OTT                 1          1          1          3
PIT                  0          0          0          0

 

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