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Post-game report: Ottawa 7 Pittsburgh 2

Thursday, 02.02.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Post-game report: Ottawa 7 Pittsburgh 2

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Daniel Alfredsson scored twice, including one of the Senators' three short-handed goals, and Ottawa defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 7-2 on Thursday night.

Ottawa's three short-handed goals were the most allowed by Pittsburgh in more than 17 years. The Penguins fell to 1-13-1 in their past 15 games.

Wade Redden and Jason Spezza had three assists each and Zdeno Chara and Dany Heatley had a goal and assist each for the high-scoring Senators, who snapped a two-game losing streak and dominated the worst team in the Eastern Conference.

The Penguins were playing without star rookie center Sidney Crosby - who had the flu - and were resting starting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, meaning the matchup was future Hall of Famer Dominik Hasek against backup Sebastien Caron.

But the Penguins held a 2-0 lead midway through the second period thanks to goals from Michel Ouellet and Ryan Malone.

Ouellet's 13th was on a pass from Tomas Surovy 14 minutes into the game and Malone scored his 12th on the power play early in the second.

Then the Senators took over.

Ottawa tied the game with two odd-man break goals on one Pittsburgh power play.

Antoine Vermette scored his 11th when he poked home Chris Kelly's rebound at 12:34 of the second period. Mike Fisher tied the game with his 18th just over a minute later on a pass from Peter Schaefer.

Chara gave the Senators the lead when he scored his 10th while on a two-man advantage with 2:16 to play in the second period. Spezza and Alfredsson earned assists on the play.

Anton Volchenkov scored Ottawa's first even-strength goal when he shot a rebound past Caron 28 seconds into the third period.

Heatley scored with 9:13 to play while on a two-man advantage and Alfredsson picked up a short-handed goal, his second tally of the game and 34th of the season, with 4:54 left.

The last team to score three short-handed goals against Pittsburgh was the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 16, 1988.

Notes: Coming into the game, the Penguins had a powerplay conversion rate of 26.6 percent in games they won and 15.1 percent in games they lost. Ottawa is 11-7-3 in its last 21 games against the Penguins. They were 4-24-6 in franchise history versus Pittsburgh prior to that. When the Senators took a 5-2 lead in the third period, fans broke into a "Here we go Steelers, here we go" chant. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play in Super Bowl XL Sunday.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
6 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
7 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
8 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 61 15 33 2 48
B. Ryan 57 16 31 10 47
K. Turris 61 15 28 -5 43
M. Hoffman 58 23 17 25 40
M. Stone 59 15 24 10 39
M. Zibanejad 59 16 18 4 34
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
M. Michalek 56 11 14 -2 25
D. Legwand 59 8 14 -4 22
A. Chiasson 55 9 12 -8 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02