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NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Vancouver

(Saturday, March 13th)

Final Score: Ottawa 2, Vancouver 1

Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Daniel Alfredsson scored midway through the third period to give Ottawa the lead, as the Senators held on for a 2-1 victory over Vancouver at GM Place.

Marian Hossa also scored for the Senators, who have won three of their last four games (3-1). Martin Prusek turned aside 19-of-20 shots for the win.

Pat Kavanagh scored for Vancouver, which has just one victory in its last four games (1-2-1). Johan Hedberg made 18 saves in the loss.

Alfredsson collected a loose puck inside the Vancouver zone and beat Hedberg with a blistering wrist shot with nine minutes remaining in the third period. Ottawa played solid defense in the final minutes and Prusek denied everything that came his way, as the Senators emerged victorious.

The Senators had a goal disallowed early in the first period when Mike Fischer was called for interfering with Hedberg.

Hossa later gave the Senators a 1-0 lead 46 seconds into the middle stanza. Hedberg lost the puck to Peter Bondra behind the net. Bondra fed Hossa just outside the right circle for a shot that deflected off Canucks defenseman Sami Salo and past Hedberg as the netminder scrambled to get back in position.

"It was good work by Bondra behind the net," said Hossa. "I didn't hit it right and their defenseman put it in. It was a lucky goal."

Kavanagh, playing just his second NHL game of the season and fifth of his career, tied it less than three minutes later when he deflected Salo's shot from the point past Prusek.

Game Notes

Hossa's goal extended his point streak to seven games (four goals, seven assists)...Vancouver forwards Henrik Sedin (abdominal strain), Bray May (foot) and Artem Chubarov (groin) missed the game...The Canucks lost for the first time (1-1-1) since forward Todd Bertuzzi was suspended for the rest of the season and playoffs for attacking Colorado forward Steve Moore on Monday...The Canucks failed on three power-play opportunities, while Ottawa could not take advantage of five extra skater chances...Kavanagh's goal was the second of his career.

03/14 02:16:42 ET

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