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NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Anaheim



(Friday, October 17th)

Final Score: Ottawa 3, Anaheim 0

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Patrick Lalime made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 victory over Anaheim at The Pond. Vaclav Varada and Bryan Smolinski scored for the Senators, who have won two of their first four games (2-1-0-1) to start the new season.

Marian Hossa scored into an empty net with 1:53 remaining to seal the win and send the Ducks to their first ever 0-4 start.

Varada gave the Senators the lead just 52 seconds into the contest with his first goal of the season. Zdeno Chara's shot was stopped by Anaheim netminder Jean-Sebastien Giguere, but Varada collected the rebounded at the side of the net and backhanded the rebound past the netminder for a 1-0 lead.

Lalime robbed Stanislav Chistov with a glove save on a shot from point blank range early in the third period to preserve the one-goal lead just before Smolinski's goal.

Smolinski fired the puck toward the front of the Anaheim net and it deflected off the skate of Ducks defenseman Vitaly Vishnevski and past Giguere for a 2-0 lead at 10:58 of the third period.

Giguere finished with 25 saves.

Game Notes

The Ducks finished 0-for-3 on the power play and have just one goal in 16 opportunities with the extra skater this season. Ottawa failed in three power- play chances..Lalime posted his 29th career shutout...Anaheim, which has been shutout in back-to-back games, has scored just twice in four games to begin the season...The Senators improved to 6-1-2 in their last nine games against Anaheim...Senators coach Jacques Martin recorded his 300th regular-season victory with Ottawa - the most by any active coach with his current team.

10/18 01:47:08 ET

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