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2009-10-02 21:49:19

Ray Emery produced the first shutout of the young NHL season Friday, making 28 saves in leading Philadelphia to a 2-0 blanking of Carolina. Emery was released by Ottawa two years ago and wound up playing in a Russian league last season when he got no NHL offers. This is his sixth NHL season -- he spent the previous five with Ottawa -- and the shutout marked the ninth of his career. Philadelphia's goals by Jeff Carter and Mike Richards came 22 seconds apart during the first minute of the...

2009-04-11 21:25:38

Boyd Devereaux posted his second NHL career hat trick and Niklas Hagman had two goals Saturday to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 win over Ottawa. In the regular-season finale for two teams that will miss the playoffs, Lee Stempniak and Matt Stajan had two assists apiece and Martin Gerber went 37-of-39 in goal for Toronto. Jason Spezza and Chris Kelly scored and Brian Elliott posted 25 saves for the Senators, who closed out the season with two straight losses.

2009-04-04 22:44:05

Mike Fisher scored in the fifth round of a shootout Saturday giving the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Ottawa's Jason Spezza scored his 31st goal this season to create a 3-3 tie at 3:47 of the third period. The overtime went scoreless. Spezza also had one assist. Chris Kelly and Nick Foligno scored once apiece, while Alex Auld stopped 31-of-34 shots for the Senators, who had lost four of five and have been eliminated in the Eastern Conference playoff picture....

2009-03-29 21:02:56

Rookie Ottawa goaltender Brian Elliott recorded his first NHL shutout Sunday, blocking 20 shots in a 3-0 Senators win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dany Heatley, Ryan Shannon and Jason Spezza scored for Ottawa, which has won six of eight games but trails Montreal by 10 points for the eighth and last playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. Heatley, who has 35 goals this season, played in his 500th NHL game. Karri Ramo was credited with 26 saves in Tampa Bay's sixth defeat in seven games.

2009-03-21 22:38:07

Dany Heatley capped a four-goal second period Saturday with his 34th goal of the season, helping the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Islanders 5-2. The Senators have won seven straight at home. The other second period goals were scored by Chris Neil, Filip Kuba and Mike Fisher. Nick Foligno (power play) scored in the third. Daniel Alfredsson had three assists, Brendan Bell had two, and Brian Elliott made 20 saves for the Senators, who have won four in a row and eight of their last nine...

2009-03-19 22:06:54

Jason Spezza scored two of Ottawa's three unanswered goals in the first period Thursday night and the Senators held on to edge Montreal 5-4. Brian Elliott made 28 saves to pick up his seventh straight victory. It is the longest winning streak for a rookie goaltender in franchise history. Guillaume Latendresse gave Montreal the early lead, but Nick Foligno tied it on the power-play and Spezza then scored twice in a span of 58 seconds. His first goal came on a backhander and he followed that by...

2009-03-12 21:44:32

Phil Kessel scored twice in the third period Thursday night when the Boston Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 5-3 to break a two-game skid. Kessel's second goal of the night, his 29th of the season, was an empty net with under a minute left. P.J. Axelsson had one goal and one assist. Aaron Ward and Chuck Kobasew also scored once each, and Tim Thomas was credited with 25 saves on 28 shots for the Bruins, who have won only twice in their last seven contests, but remain six points ahead of New...

2009-03-11 21:50:20

Mike Fisher scored 2:38 into overtime Wednesday to give Ottawa its fourth straight victory -- a 3-2 decision over Tampa Bay. The Senators ended a season-long, eight-game homestand with a 5-2-1 mark. Brian Elliot picked up the victory by making 22 saves and Ottawa got regulation goals from Ryan Shannon and Chris Kelly. Prior to their current streak, the Senators had lost six out of seven games. Cory Murphy and Adam Hall scored for Tampa Bay, losers of 10 out of 12. After allowing six goals on...

2009-03-09 22:14:44

Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley scored back-to-back goals in the second period Monday to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over Toronto. Brian Elliot stopped 25-of-26 shots for Ottawa, which has won three in a row. Ian White had the lone goal for Toronto, which has lost two in a row. Curtis Joseph stopped 24-of-26 shots.

2009-02-24 22:12:41

Mike Comrie scored the game-winning goal Tuesday in the Ottawa Senators' 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Dany Heatley, Chris Kelly and Jason Spezza also scored for the Senators, who halted a three-game losing streak. Ottawa goalie Alex Auld blocked 41-of-43 shots to post his 12th win of the season. Patrick Eaves and Anton Babchuk each scored for the Hurricanes. Cam Ward, who took the loss, allowed three goals on Ottawa's first nine nine shots. Michael Leighton subbed over the final...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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