NHL Game Summary - New Jersey at Ottawa
(Saturday, October 21st)
Final Score: Ottawa 8, New Jersey 1
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Antoine Vermette and Dean McAmmond each scored two goals as Ottawa used a five-goal second period to rout New Jersey, 8-1.
Jason Spezza finished with a goal and two assists and Ray Emery made 34 saves for the Senators, who had lost four of their last five games coming into the game.
Martin Brodeur suffered one of the worst outings of his career with the Devils, yielding six goals on 26 shots before he was yanked late in the second period.
Brian Gionta scored the lone goal for New Jersey, which has dropped three of its last four games. Scott Clemmensen took over for Brodeur and gave up two goals on 12 shots.
Holding a 2-1 lead after the first period, the Senators exploded for five goals in the second period to grab an insurmountable lead.
Vermette netted his first goal of the period to give Ottawa a two-goal advantage 7:36 into the period. Then, just 50 seconds later, Joe Corvo scored to make it 4-1.
Tom Preissing scored with 6:35 left in the period, and, 32 seconds later, Vermette scored his second goal and that was all for Brodeur.
McAmmond's goal with 57 seconds left in the period made it 7-1. His second goal 4:41 into the final period capped the scoring.
Spezza got things going for Ottawa when he netted a power-play goal 9:06 into the opening period. Gionta briefly evened the contest, but Dany Heatley scored with 3:55 left in the first to make it 2-1.
The Senators finished 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Devils squandered three opportunities with the man-advantage...Daniel Alfredsson and Anton Volchenkov each had two assists for Ottawa.
10/21 21:59:35 ET