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game recap

Senators 4, Rangers 1

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:55 AM

Associated Press

OTTAWA - Daniel Alfredsson and Jesse Winchester scored late in the second period and the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Saturday to end a six-game winless skid.

Jason Spezza and Nick Foligno also scored for the Senators, who got their first win since a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia on Nov. 6. Alex Auld stopped 18 shots.

Steve Valiquette made 32 saves and Markus Naslund scored his seventh goal of the season for the Rangers, who have lost nine of their last 11 in Ottawa.

The Senators took control of the game with two goals in a span of 82 seconds late in the second. Winchester beat Valiquette with just over two minutes remaining for his second career goal, and Alfredsson made it 3-0 with his fifth of the season at 19:15.

Wade Redden, returning to Ottawa for the first time since signing with the Rangers in the off-season, helped set up Naslund's wrister early in the final period, but Foligno tipped Jarkko Ruutu's shot past Valiquette to make it 4-1 at 10:48.

Redden was greeted with a video tribute at the six-minute mark of the first period, and the crowd of 19,619 at Scotiabank Place gave the defenceman a standing ovation after the retrospective was finished. Redden spent 11 years in Ottawa before joining New York.

Spezza gave the Senators a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal five minutes into the game. Dany Heatley broke through the Rangers' defence to set up Spezza with a great pass.

Notes: The Rangers failed to register their first shot until the 13-minute mark in the first.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:43
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PPG - Jason Spezza (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Dany Heatley (9), Alexandre Picard (6)
1 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
17:53
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Jesse Winchester (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Antoine Vermette (3)
2 - 0 OTT
19:15
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Daniel Alfredsson (5) Slapshot - ASST: NONE
3 - 0 OTT
3rd Period
01:32
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Markus Naslund (7) Snap shot - ASST: Nikolay Zherdev (10), Wade Redden (8)
3 - 1 OTT
10:48
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Nick Foligno (4) Tip-in - ASST: Jarkko Ruutu (4)
4 - 1 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
02:40
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Michal Rozsival  Hooking against  Shean Donovan
04:59
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Paul Mara  Roughing against  Jarkko Ruutu
06:02
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Brandon Dubinsky  Holding against  Chris Kelly
17:07
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Jarkko Ruutu  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Paul Mara
2nd Period
01:54
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Nikolay Zherdev  Too many men/ice - bench
08:42
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Alex Auld  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
08:55
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Markus Naslund  Hi-sticking against  Chris Phillips
3rd Period
14:57
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Colton Orr  Roughing against  Jarkko Ruutu
14:57
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Colton Orr  Roughing against  Jarkko Ruutu
14:57
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Colton Orr  Misconduct (10 min)
17:57
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Dany Heatley  Hi-sticking against  Wade Redden
goalie stats
Steve Valiquette
Steve Valiquette
2-2-0
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
Saves: 32EV: 22 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .889SH: 2 - 2
Alex Auld
SA: 19TOI: 60:00
Saves: 18EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 2PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .947SH: 0 - 0