NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Toronto
(Saturday, February 6th)
Final Score: Toronto 5, Ottawa 0
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Jean-Sebastien Giguere continued to impress for his new team, posting his second shutout in as many games for the Leafs, as Toronto brought Ottawa's 11-game win streak to a screeching halt with a dominant 5-0 victory at Air Canada Centre.
Giguere made 30 saves and has stopped all 60 shots in the two games he has started for Toronto since coming over from Anaheim earlier this week. Phil Kessel and Luke Schenn each scored twice and had an assist for the Maple Leafs, who had lost seven of their previous eight games.
"It's a young man's game; when you get into your 30s, you're getting old," Giguere said. "It's nice to have those young guys, it's refreshing. They have a lot of energy, they're youthful. They'll make mistakes, but they're honest mistakes. We can all accept that. It's a learning process for everybody, but right now everybody is very focused."
Tyler Bozak also scored for Toronto, which has split four games with the Sens this season.
Brian Elliott allowed four goals on 30 shots in the first two periods for Ottawa, which was on a franchise-best streak, but suffered its first loss since January 12. Elliott allowed three goals in the first period, including two 28 seconds apart toward the end of the frame.
The Leafs got on the board quickly with Kessel's 19th goal of the year following a tripping call on Ottawa's Alexandre Picard.
Schenn then made it 2-0 with 3:45 left in the opening frame on a soft slapshot from the right circle that beat Elliott. Just 28 seconds later, Bozak flicked a pass across the crease that deflected off a Senators defender and into the net for a 3-0 cushion.
"We just shot ourselves in the foot right off the bat with minor penalties," said Ottawa head coach Cory Clouston. "The second goal was not a very good goal, and we scored on ourselves on the third one, and before you knew it, it was 3-0."
Kessel notched the only goal of the second period, when he skated to the slot around a pair of defenders and rocketed a shot past Elliott with 1:25 left for a 4-0 advantage.
Schenn scored 8:17 into the third, beating Pascal Leclaire to account for the final margin.
Ottawa had won six straight on the road...Leclaire stopped six-of-seven shots...Giguere had only one shutout in 20 games with Anaheim this season prior to the trade. This marked the first time he posted back-to-back wins as the starter since a three-game streak from November 23-27.
02/07 01:31:46 ET