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NHL Game Summary - NY Rangers at Ottawa



(Monday, December 26th)

Final Score: Ottawa 6, NY Rangers 2

Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Wade Redden scored two goals and added two assists for the first four-point game of his NHL career to lead the Ottawa Senators past the New York Rangers, 6-2, at the Corel Centre.

Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson added a goal and an assist each and Dominik Hasek made 24 saves for the Senators, who have won two straight after a two- game skid. Zdeno Chara and Bryan Smolinski each tallied two assists for Ottawa.

Martin Straka and Petr Prucha both scored a goal and Kevin Weekes stopped 11 of 15 shots before being pulled in the first period for New York, which lost for the fourth time in their last five games. Henrik Lundqvist replaced Weekes and gave up two goals on 18 shots for the Rangers.

Ottawa got on the scoreboard 2:13 into the first period while on the power play after Heatley notched his 23rd goal of the season to give the Senators a 1-0 lead.

New York tied the game 43 seconds later after Straka beat Hasek for an even- strength goal before Prucha gave the Rangers their first lead of the game after he beat Hasek with a wrist shot to make it 2-1 just under eight minutes into the game.

But the Senators scored five unanswered goals to pull away from New York.

Alfredsson and Redden scored power-play goals less than a minute apart and Anton Volchenkov tallied his second of the season with 5:02 left in the first period to give Ottawa a 4-2 lead.

The Senators extended their lead after Redden beat Lundqvist with a slap shot from the slot with 2:02 left in the second period to make it 5-2.

Ottawa upped its lead to 6-2 early in the third period after Mike Fisher picked up a turnover and beat Lundqvist with a wrist shot from the left circle to finish the scoring for the Senators.

Game Notes

Heatley has a five-game point streak, Redden has a three-game point streak and Chara has a four-game point streak for the Senators...Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips played in his 500th NHL game...Weekes is winless in his last 13 games against Ottawa...Lundqvist played against Ottawa for first time. Ottawa was without center Jason Spezza due to a chest injury...The Senators improved to 14-3-0 at home.

12/26 22:34:53 ET


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