NHL Game Summary - Washington at Ottawa
(Thursday, March 2nd)
Final Score: Ottawa 7, Washington 1
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Ray Emery made 30 saves and seven different Senators scored goals as Ottawa defeated the Washington Capitals, 7-1, at Scotiabank Place.
Wade Redden, Peter Schaefer and Brian Pothier notched a goal and assist each and Andrej Meszaros added three assists for Ottawa, which has won three straight games. Mike Fisher, Antoine Vermette, Jason Spezza and Bryan Smolinski also scored a goal apiece for the Senators.
Alexander Ovechkin scored the Caps' lone goal and Brent Johnson stopped 10 shots in relief of Olaf Kolzig, who was pulled after giving up six goals on 25 shots. Washington has dropped five of their last six games.
Ottawa drew first blood 1:04 into the game after Fisher's backhand beat Kolzig through his five-hole for a 1-0 lead. The Senators made it 2-0 with 7:01 left in the opening frame after Redden beat Kolzig with a wrister from below the left circle for a power-play tally.
Vermette scored shorthanded 31 seconds into the middle frame and, less than three minutes later, Spezza beat Kolzig from below the left circle for another power-play goal and a 4-0 lead.
The Senators continued their onslaught after Schaefer, who went in on a breakaway, was checked into Kolzig, who made the initial save. The rebound caromed off Schaefer's leg and into the net at the 7:42 mark of the second.
Pothier upped Ottawa's lead to 6-0 with 8:20 left in the second period and Smolinski capped the scoring for the Senators after he beat Johnson with a wrist shot from along the right half wall in the third stanza.
Ovechkin got Washington on the scoreboard while shorthanded after his wrist shot from the left point beat Emery glove side.
Ottawa right wing Patrick Eaves left the game with a left leg injury and did not return...The Senators have not lost to the Capitals in the last seven meetings between the teams (6-0-1)...Ottawa embarks on a five-game road trip and plays nine of its next 12 games away from home...Washington finished 0- for-4 on the power play, while Ottawa went 3-for-6.
03/02 22:34:49 ET