|LAK||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|OTT||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||0|
OTTAWA - Michal Handzus scored in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings ruined Cory Clouston's first game as Ottawa's head coach with a 1-0 victory over the Senators on Tuesday night.
Jonathan Quick made 29 saves to record his third shutout of the season and improve to 4-1-0 in his last five starts. It was the first time he had faced the Senators.
Handzus picked up the puck behind the Senators net and jammed it in from the side at 17:21. Wayne Simmonds and Brad Richardson picked up assists on Handzus' ninth goal of the season.
Clouston took over after Craig Hartsburg was fired Sunday night.
Brian Elliott stopped 25 shots for Ottawa, coming very close to his first career shutout.
It was the second 1-0 loss in three games for the Senators, who fell by the same count to the Blue Jackets last Friday in Columbus.
Notes: Kings D Denis Gauthier served the first game of a five-game suspension he received for a hit on Montreal's Josh Georges on Saturday ... The Senators haven't scored against Los Angeles since December 2005. They were shut out 2-0 by the Kings in their only meeting last season and didn't play each other in 2006-07 ... Ottawa returns to action at Scotiabank Place on Thursday, facing the Boston Bruins (7 p.m., TSN, Team 1200). Fewer than 3,000 tickets remain for the game.
|Michal Handzus (9) ASST: Wayne Simmonds (7), Brad Richardson (2)|
1 - 0 LAK
|Brian Lee Holding against Jarret Stoll|
|Brad Richardson Too many men/ice - bench|
|Antoine Vermette Hooking against Brad Richardson|
|Drew Doughty Tripping against Jarkko Ruutu|
|Dean McAmmond Roughing against Raitis Ivanans|
|Raitis Ivanans Roughing against Dean McAmmond|
|Chris Phillips Interference against Dustin Brown|
|Michal Handzus Roughing against Chris Neil|
|Daniel Alfredsson Interference against Drew Doughty|
|Wayne Simmonds Tripping against Dany Heatley|
|Antoine Vermette Hooking against Drew Doughty|
|Jack Johnson Interference against Nick Foligno|
|SA: 29||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 29||EV: 24 - 24|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 5|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 26||TOI: 58:43|
|Saves: 25||EV: 17 - 18|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 6|
|SV%: .962||SH: 2 - 2|