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Senators 4, Panthers 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 4, Panthers 1
Florida Panthers 1, Ottawa Senators 4

OTTAWA - Ray Emery made 31 saves in his first regular-season start of the season to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday night.

Emery, who underwent off-season wrist surgery, did play two games last weekend for the Senators' AHL affiliate in Binghamton, stopping 80 of 86 shots.

Mike Fisher and Shean Donovan scored second-period goals for the Senators, and Christoph Schubert and Daniel Alfredsson added goals in the third.

The Panthers got their lone goal on a power play in the second period when Richard Zednik stuffed a loose puck between Emery and the goal post.

Tomas Vokoun made 43 saves for Florida.

Senators rookie Nick Foligno left in the second period after getting hit from behind into the boards by Panthers defenceman Branislav Mezei.

A penalty was coming on the play, but Fisher scored at 2:09 to give the Senators a 1-0 lead. Foligno suffered a neck sprain and didn't return.

After the Senators took a 2-0 lead on Donovan's first goal of the season at 3:11, Senators defenceman Anton Volchenkov was assessed a major penalty for hitting from behind and a game misconduct when he ran David Booth into the end boards.

Booth stayed on the ice for several minutes before being taken off on a stretcher. He was conscious and alert and able to move his arms and legs, but was taken to the Ottawa Civic Hospital as a precautionary measure.

Zednik scored on the ensuing power play at 5:29.

Notes: Forwards Dany Heatley and Chris Kelly and defenceman Andrej Meszaros have played in all of the Senators' 173 regular-season games since the NHL returned from the lockout in 2005-06 ... Panthers forward Olli Jokinen has played in 302 consecutive games ... The Senators are 7-0 when they score first and 0-1 when the opposition scores first ... A sellout crowd of 19,904 watched the game ... The Senators aren't home again until Nov. 1, when the Atlanta Thrashers visit Scotiabank Place.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
02:09
OTT
Mike Fisher (2) ASST: Chris Neil (1), Anton Volchenkov (2)
1 - 0 OTT
03:11
OTT
Shean Donovan (1) ASST: Christoph Schubert (1), Brian McGrattan (1)
2 - 0 OTT
05:29
FLA
PPG - Richard Zednik (2) ASST: NONE
2 - 1 OTT
3rd Period
02:44
OTT
PPG - Christoph Schubert (1) ASST: Andrej Meszaros (3), Randy Robitaille (1)
3 - 1 OTT
11:01
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson (6) ASST: Andrej Meszaros (4)
4 - 1 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
04:56
OTT
Dany Heatley  Interference against  David Booth
10:55
FLA
Ruslan Salei  Hooking against  Christoph Schubert
16:24
FLA
Radek Dvorak  Hooking against  Mike Fisher
19:32
FLA
Richard Zednik  Holding against  Daniel Alfredsson
2nd Period
04:45
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Boarding against  David Booth
04:45
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Game misconduct against  David Booth
10:56
OTT
Dany Heatley  Unsportsmanlike conduct
10:56
FLA
Bryan Allen  Roughing against  Dany Heatley
10:56
OTT
Dany Heatley  Slashing against  Bryan Allen
12:05
FLA
Nathan Horton  Holding the stick against  Chris Phillips
12:43
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Andrej Meszaros  Tripping against  Ruslan Salei
3rd Period
02:09
FLA
Branislav Mezei  Interference against  Patrick Eaves
11:18
FLA
Radek Dvorak  Holding against  Joe Corvo
14:05
OTT
Dany Heatley  Cross checking against  Ville Peltonen
goalie stats
Tomas Vokoun
Tomas Vokoun
SA: 47TOI: 59:51
Saves: 43EV: 36 - 39
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .915SH: 4 - 4
Ray Emery
SA: 32TOI: 59:49
Saves: 31EV: 22 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .969SH: 1 - 1