NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Ottawa
(Monday, March 9th)
Final Score: Ottawa 2, Toronto 1
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley scored back- to-back goals near the end of the second period, as the Ottawa Senators came back to edge the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1.
Brian Elliot stopped 25-of-26 shots for Ottawa, which has won three in a row. The Senators are 2-2-1 against the Leafs this season, and wrap up the season series on April 11 in Toronto, in what will be both teams' final regular season game.
Ian White had the lone goal for Toronto, which has lost two in a row. Curtis Joseph also faced 26 shots, but allowed two of them to go in and took the loss.
White gave Toronto the early lead by scoring 4:48 into the game, as he got the puck in the low left circle, moved near the slot and fired a shot past Elliot while falling down.
But Ottawa grabbed the lead with two goals in the second period.
With 4:46 left, Alfredsson scored on a rush. He raced into the right circle and blasted a shot past Joseph to tie the game. Then, with 47 seconds left in the period, Heatley redirected an Anton Volchenkov blast into the net for a 2-1 Senators lead.
Elliot made 10 saves in the third period to make the lead stand.
Ottawa was 0-for-4 on the power play, while Toronto went 0-for-3...The Senators improved to 4-2-1 on their current eight-game homestand, which concludes Wednesday against Tampa Bay...The Maple Leafs host the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
03/09 23:46:20 ET