NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Ottawa
(Thursday, February 19th)
Final Score: Vancouver 5, Ottawa 2
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Henrik Sedin posted a goal and three assists as Vancouver used a three-goal first period to subdue Ottawa, 5-2, at Scotiabank Place.
Alex Burrows had a goal and two assists while Daniel Sedin added a goal and a helper for the Canucks, who have reeled off seven wins in their last eight games. Roberto Luongo earned the win with 25 saves.
Dany Heatley and Mike Fisher scored for the Senators, who have dropped two in a row after winning five straight, the last four of which came on the road. Brian Elliott took the loss, dented for four goals on just 23 shots.
Vancouver got on the board early in the contest, as Burrows connected just 3:14 in. Henrik Sedin followed by netting his 12th of the season from brother Daniel for a 2-0 game at 10:49.
The Canucks completed the run with a power-play goal from Kevin Bieksa for a 3-0 advantage with 4:37 left in the period.
Burrows hit Daniel Sedin for a tip-in and four-goal lead with 8:35 played in the second period, and the Sens finally solved Luongo on a power-play goal from Heatley at 12:37.
Fisher closed Ottawa's gap to 4-2 off a Chris Phillips shot with 3:42 left in the second, but Pavol Demitra's empty-net score with 12 seconds remaining in the contest wrapped up the game for the visitors.
Vancouver has won six of the last seven meetings dating back to January, 2003...The Canucks next travel to Toronto on Saturday for Mats Sundin's first trip back as an opposing player, while the Senators head to Montreal also Saturday.
02/19 22:44:57 ET