Chicago 2, Ottawa 1

Friday, March 2, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 35-24-4-3 22-7-1-3 13-17-3-0 W2
Ottawa 34-24-6-2 17-13-2-1 17-11-4-1 L1


Marian Hossa scored a power-play goal to snap a tie midway through the second period and Ray Emery made 25 saves against his former team as Chicago posted a rare road victory.
Bryan Bickell also tallied and Patrick Sharp notched a pair of assists for the Blackhawks, who recorded only their third win in 16 contests away from the Windy City.
All-Star Milan Michalek netted his 29th goal of the campaign and Robin Lehner turned aside 37 shots for the Senators, who suffered their second loss in eight games to fall into seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
Moments after Lehner denied Sharp on a penalty shot, Bickell leveled the contest at 1-1 at 5:14 of the second period. Bickell ended his eight-game goalless drought by lifting a rebound under the crossbar for his seventh goal of the season.
Hossa gave Chicago a 2-1 advantage just over 4 1/2 minutes later after his wraparound beat a sprawling Lehner for his 27th goal of the season - and third in two games.
Emery, who guided the Senators to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, preserved the victory by stopping all 10 shots in the third period.
All-Star Jason Spezza assisted on Michalek's tally to extend his point streak to 11 contests. Defenseman Matt Gilroy collected the secondary assist for his first point as a member of the Senators. ... Chicago captain Jonathan Toews missed his sixth consecutive game with what is believed to be concussion-like symptoms. ... Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson sat out his fourth straight contest with a concussion. ... Chicago improved to 13-17-3 on the road this season.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Ottawa
Patrick Sharp 2 Points Milan Michalek 1
Bryan Bickell 1 Goals Milan Michalek 1
Patrick Sharp 2 Assists Matt Gilroy 1
Marian Hossa 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ray Emery .962 Save Percentage Robin Lehner .949
Ray Emery 25 Saves Robin Lehner 37

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 39 2 1-2 1-1 4 18
Ottawa 26 1 0-1 1-2 6 28

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Senators have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .419 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .438 after a loss.
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