NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at St. Louis
(Thursday, January 29th)
Final Score: Ottawa 3, St. Louis 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Rookie Peter Regin netted his first NHL goal with 1:57 left in regulation, as the Ottawa Senators topped the St. Louis Blues, 3-1, at Scottrade Center.
Mike Fisher had two scores for Ottawa, which won just its sixth road game of the season. The Senators improved to 6-14-3 away from home, and have won two consecutive road contests.
Brian Elliott made 22 stops, as Ottawa won for the fourth time in its last six games.
Brad Winchester had the lone goal for St. Louis, which had a two-game win streak snapped. Chris Mason allowed two goals on 29 shots in the loss.
With time winding down in the third period, Blues defenseman Jeff Woywitka stopped the puck while in the neutral zone. The disc bounced off his stick and Regin intercepted it, then raced into the St. Louis zone. After going behind the net on the left side, Regin emerged on the right and fired a shot past Mason.
"Actually, I tried to shoot high, but somehow I missed the puck and it went low," Regin said.
Fisher added an empty-net marker with 32.4 ticks left to seal the game.
"Third periods have been our Achilles heel," Blues forward David Backes said. "You don't win third periods in this league, you're not going to win a lot of games. It's been our MO, and if that doesn't change, there's going to be a lot of somber, miserable days around the rink here."
Fisher got Ottawa on the scoreboard first with a shorthanded tally. His initial shot was stopped, but he skated behind the net to the right side and found the rebound from his attempt in the right circle. Fisher scooped up the puck, squared up in the slot and snapped a shot under Mason with 9:54 left in the first period.
Just 2:58 later, Winchester tied the game at 1-1, and it was scoreless for the entire second period. Elliot made nine saves in the middle frame, while Mason had 12 stops.
Regin, Ottawa's third-round draft choice in 2004, was playing in just his third career game...The Senators were 0-for-5 on the power play, while the Blues were 0-for-3...Ottawa plays at Columbus on Friday, while St. Louis hosts Philadelphia on Saturday.
01/30 03:00:03 ET