Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 1

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 23-15-4-2 14-8-0-1 9-7-4-1 W2
Pittsburgh 21-16-2-2 11-7-2-0 10-9-0-2 L5


All-Star Milan Michalek scored twice to lead the visiting Ottawa Senators to a 5-1 rout of the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

Michalek's first multi-goal game since Nov. 29 helped Ottawa hand the Penguins their fifth straight loss, a skid in which they've managed just six goals.

The Senators opened the scoring 11:13 into the first period on a solid second effort from Chris Neil. The veteran plugger was stopped on a wraparound attempted but slapped his own rebound past Penguins netminder Brent Johnson for his second goal in as many games.

Bobby Butler extended the advantage less than three minutes later, finishing off an end-to-end rush from Nick Foligno by firing a shot that eluded Johnson.

All-Star Jason Spezza made it 3-0 early in the second frame before Michalek, Ottawa's goal-scoring leader, got in on the action at 5:43 after Colin Greening's shot from the slot glanced off his skate and beat Fleury with the Senators on a power play.

Evgeni Malkin put Pittsburgh on the board at 11:14, taking advantage of an Ottawa turnover to beat Senators netminder Craig Anderson from the side of the net just before getting hit by defenseman Sergei Gonchar.

Michalek's second of the night put the game well out of reach with 7:37 remaining in regulation.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Pittsburgh
Colin Greening 3 Points Evgeni Malkin 1
Milan Michalek 2 Goals Evgeni Malkin 1
Colin Greening 3 Assists Evgeni Malkin 0
Milan Michalek 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .967 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .867
Craig Anderson 29 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 13

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 23 5 1-4 1-1 6 29
Pittsburgh 30 1 0-1 3-4 10 32

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Penguins have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Senators have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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