NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Washington|
(Tuesday, January 15th)
Final Score: Washington 4, Ottawa 2
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Alexander Semin had two goals and an
assist, as Washington completed the season sweep of Ottawa with a 4-2 win at
the Verizon Center.
Alexander Ovechkin and Mike Green also scored for the Capitals, who won all
four meetings with the Senators this season. Brent Johnson made 26 saves in
Dean McAmmond and Wade Redden lit the lamp while Ray Emery turned away 23
shots for Ottawa, which has dropped two straight since losing Dany Heatley.
Heatley suffered a separated right shoulder on Saturday that will keep him
sidelined for six weeks. The winger is second on the Senators in goals (25)
and points (56) this season.
The Capitals were skating shorthanded as well. Earlier in the day, it was
announced that center Michael Nylander will miss the rest of the season
following rotator cuff surgery.
Washington scored the final goal of a high-action second period to tie the
game, and added two more in the third to go up 4-2.
Ovechkin netted the go-ahead goal at the 9:11 mark, as he gathered a long
rebound in the high slot and snapped a shot past a screened Emery for the
Semin got his second goal of the night minutes later off a wrist shot from
Tomas Fleischmann, and Johnson shut the door from there to preserve the lead.
The teams skated to a scoreless stalemate in the first, but both offenses
awoke in the middle stanza.
Green opened the scoring 47 ticks into the second, one-timing a cross-ice feed
from Viktor Kozlov past Emery for the power-play marker.
McAmmond pulled the Senators even with 6:19 remaining on a redirection tally,
and Redden put the visitors in front moments later on a rebound
Just 23 seconds later, however, Semin came up with a turnover in the Ottawa
zone, deked past a defender and then went top shelf with a quick wrister to
knot the contest at 2-2.
With an assist Tuesday, Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson has the longest current
point streak in the NHL, having reached the scoresheet in 11 straight
contests...This game marked the third segment of a five-game homestand for the
Capitals, who are 10-11-1 as the host this year.
01/15 22:06:11 ET