Ottawa 2, Nashville 1

Saturday, January 11, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 20-18-3-5 11-10-1-3 9-8-2-2 W1
Nashville 19-20-2-5 11-9-1-3 8-11-1-2 L2

Recap


Senators 2, Predators 1 (SO): Mika Zibanejad and captain Jason Spezza scored in the shootout as visiting Ottawa improved to 5-0-1 in its last six games.

After Craig Smith misfired with a backhander to open the bonus format, Zibanejad sailed a wrist shot over the blocker of rookie Marek Mazanec. Veteran David Legwand was denied by a glove save from Craig Anderson before Spezza's wrist shot trickled between the pads of Mazanec and just crossed the goal line to end the contest.

Kyle Turris scored for the second straight contest and Anderson turned aside 32 shots for the Senators, who posted just their second win in their last seven road games (2-3-2).

Mike Fisher tallied against his former team and Mazanec finished with 20 saves for the Predators, who fell to 0-5 in shootouts this season.

A fortunate bounce helped open the scoring as Nashville's Mattias Ekholm attempted to bank the puck off the boards to fellow defenseman Kevin Klein. The puck caromed out to an unmarked Turris, who wristed a shot from the right doorstep into the gaping net at 6:23 of the second period. Nashville answered 10 1/2 minutes later as Fisher spotted a loose puck following the blocked shot of defenseman Ryan Ellis and fired his bid behind Anderson.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Predators LW Viktor Stalberg was denied by Anderson at 11:47 of the first period on a penalty shot  he received after being tripped from behind by Senators D Joe Corvo. ...  Ottawa LW Clarke MacArthur saw his four-game goal-scoring streak come to an end. ... The Senators improved to 2-0-1 on their four-game road trip, which wraps up in Minnesota on Tuesday. ... Ottawa RW Chris Neil missed his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury. 

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Nashville
Kyle Turris 1 Points Mike Fisher 1
Kyle Turris 1 Goals Mike Fisher 1
Cory Conacher 1 Assists Ryan Ellis 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .970 Save Percentage Marek Mazanec .952
Craig Anderson 32 Saves Marek Mazanec 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 21 2 0-1 2-2 11 26
Nashville 33 1 0-2 1-1 9 27

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Predators have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .370 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Senators have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .519 after a loss.