Ottawa 2, New Jersey 1

Monday, February 18, 2013 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 8-6-1-1 5-1-1-1 3-5-0-0 W1
New Jersey 9-3-2-2 6-1-1-1 3-2-1-1 L2


Senators 2, Devils 1 (SO): Rookie Jakob Silfverberg scored in the second round of the shootout and Ben Bishop made it stand up as visiting Ottawa awoke from its offensive slumber to upend New Jersey.

Captain Daniel Alfredsson rebounded after misfiring at an open net in the first period to forge a 1-1 tie in the third. Bishop finished with 30 saves for the Senators, who snapped a two-game losing skid.

Silfverberg skated in on Martin Brodeur (29 saves) and used a quick release to wire the puck into the top right corner. Bishop forced former Senator Bobby Butler to misfire wide of the net in the third round to send the Devils to their third loss in four games (1-2-1).

Alfredsson ended Brodeur's bid for his 121st career shutout by leveling the contest 8:12 into the third period after backhanding a loose puck under the crossbar. The tally ended Ottawa's 137-minute, 17-second drought since reigning Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson suffered a season-ending Achilles injury against Pittsburgh.

Stephen Gionta opened the scoring just 1:19 into the contest after the Senators failed to clear its zone. Steve Bernier wristed a high shot from the inner edge of the left faceoff circle which Bishop denied, but Gionta alertly sent the rebound between the netminder's pads for his second goal of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New Jersey RW Ilya Kovalchuk saw his six-game point streak come to an end. The Russian superstar collected three goals and seven assists during the stretch. ... New Jersey's David Clarkson and Ottawa's Chris Neil were ejected for their part in a skirmish during the waning moments of regulation. ... Devils C Ryan Carter was sandwiched on a brutal check along the boards in the second period. Carter, who suffered an upper-body injury, retreated to the locker room and did not return.


Top Game Performances

Ottawa   New Jersey
Daniel Alfredsson 1 Points Stephen Gionta 1
Daniel Alfredsson 1 Goals Stephen Gionta 1
Jakob Silfverberg 1 Assists Steve Bernier 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ben Bishop .968 Save Percentage Martin Brodeur .967
Ben Bishop 30 Saves Martin Brodeur 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 30 2 0-2 3-3 34 33
New Jersey 31 1 0-3 2-2 22 28

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Devils have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against NY Islanders. The Senators have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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