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Post-game report: Ottawa 4 New Jersey 0

Sunday, 03.19.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Post-game report: Ottawa 4 New Jersey 0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dany Heatley's power-play tally keyed a three-goal second period, and Ray Emery made 22 saves as the Ottawa Senators regained sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.

Ottawa also got goals from Patrick Eaves, Antoine Vermette and Zdeno Chara. The surging Senators have 10 wins in 12 games, and their 98 points give them a five-point lead over the Buffalo Sabres in the Northeast Division. They also moved two points ahead of Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes in the conference standings.

Emery continued his solid play as Ottawa's top netminder while Dominik Hasek recovers from a groin injury sustained last month in the Olympics. The rookie is 9-1-1 since the Olympic break.

The Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning, who beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Sunday, each have 76 points and are tied for sixth place in the East.

After a scoreless first period, Heatley gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead at 4:08 of the second. Heatley carried the puck into the Devils zone and fed a cross-ice pass to Daniel Alfredsson. The return pass glanced off New Jersey defenseman Colin White and went right to Heatley for his team-leading 39th goal.

Eaves also scored on the power play when he deflected Andrej Meszaros' point shot past Martin Brodeur at 13:42.

Vermette made it 3-0 with 20 seconds left.

In the third, Emery made six saves to preserve his third shutout. The key stop came against Patrik Elias who split the Ottawa defense for a dead-on shot with 2:25 remaining.

Chara closed out the scoring with a 5-on-3 goal with 55 seconds left.

Notes: Devils RW Viktor Kozlov was a healthy scratch for a second straight game. ... Senators C Mike Fisher missed his second consecutive because of a sprained right ankle. ... Emery is unbeaten in two starts against the Devils.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 21 45 7 66
M. Stone 80 26 38 21 64
K. Turris 82 24 40 5 64
B. Ryan 78 18 36 5 54
M. Hoffman 79 27 21 16 48
M. Zibanejad 80 20 26 0 46
C. MacArthur 62 16 20 -6 36
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
D. Legwand 80 9 18 1 27
A. Chiasson 76 11 15 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 14 13 8 .923 2.49
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02