National Hockey League

Senators' Anderson shuts out Panthers

Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Craig Anderson made 31 saves and Kyle Turris scored twice as the Ottawa Senators blanked the Florida Panthers, 4-0, at Scotiabank Place.

Jim O'Brien and Jakob Silfverberg also lit the lamp for the Senators, who improved to 2-0 on the season following a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

Jose Theodore allowed all four goals on 37 shots as the Panthers were trying to open the season with back-to-back wins for the first time since the 2005-06 campaign.

Each team failed to convert on a power play over the opening 10 minutes of action before Ottawa struck first while on the man advantage when Turris received a feed from Patrick Wiercioch in the left circle and one-timed the puck past Theodore at the 10:42 mark.

The Senators had a chance to add to their lead when Florida's Jack Skille was whistled for tripping with 3:18 left in the first period, but they could not capitalize on the opportunity and it remained a 1-0 game heading into the second period.

Ottawa, however, was able to add to its lead with the lone goal of the second, as Turris broke down the ice on a rush and set up to the right of Theodore before redirecting a Guillaume Latendresse pass from the left boards into the twine 12:07 into the middle stanza.

Anderson made 12 stops in the second period as Ottawa killed off a pair of power plays to keep the Panthers off the board, and then made 15 saves in the third to complete the shutout.

O'Brien fired a wrister past Theodore from the slot after grabbing a loose puck in the offensive zone with 2:25 to play, and Silfverberg ripped a quick shot from the right circle inside the far post for his first career goal with 1:04 remaining in the game to finalize the scoring.

Game Notes

It was the 20th shutout for Anderson in his career ... Florida went 0-for-3 on the power play ... The Senators were 1-for-4 on the man advantage ... The Panthers play at Montreal on Tuesday before hosting Ottawa on Thursday.

01/21 22:45:06 ET

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