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game recap

Senators 2, Predators 0

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:51 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 2, Predators 0
Ottawa Senators 2, Nashville Predators 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nick Foligno and Dany Heatley scored first-period goals and Alex Auld made 24 saves to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 2-0 victory - their season-high fifth straight - over the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

The shutout was the first of the season for Auld and sixth of his career. After losing nine consecutive decisions, Auld has won two in a row.

Since replacing Craig Hartsburg as head coach on Feb. 2, Cory Clouston has guided Ottawa to a 5-1-1 record.

Foligno gave the Senators a 1-0 lead at 5:20 of the opening period.

Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne's attempted clearing pass was intercepted inside the Predators blue line by Mike Fisher, who carried the puck down the right side and slid a pass to Foligno in the low slot. Foligno sent a wrist shot over the glove of Rinne just inside the post for his 10th goal of the season.

Foligno has scored four goals in his last six games, with his last two being game-winners.

Heatley doubled Ottawa's lead at the 13:56 mark of the first.

Heatley's wrist shot from the lower-left circle deflected off of Rinne's right shoulder and into the net for his 26th goal. He has scored four times in his last three games.

Notes: With an assist, Jason Spezza extended his point-scoring streak to six games. ... Ottawa's last win in Nashville was March 24, 2001 ... After winning the first four games of their five-game road trip, the Senators will go for the sweep Tuesday in Denver against the Avalanche (9:30 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1200) ... Nashville is 2-for-35 on the power play in its last 10 games.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:20
OTT
Nick Foligno (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Fisher (12)
1 - 0 OTT
13:56
OTT
Dany Heatley (26) Wrist shot - ASST: Jason Spezza (25), Brian Lee (7)
2 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
00:44
NSH
Steve Sullivan  Hooking against  Nick Foligno
14:36
OTT
Chris Kelly  Tripping against  Martin Erat
18:44
NSH
Ryan Jones  Hooking against  Brian Lee
2nd Period
01:37
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
08:49
OTT
Brendan Bell  Interference against  Vernon Fiddler
13:51
NSH
Ryan Jones  Too many men/ice - bench
3rd Period
11:23
OTT
Chris Phillips  Hi-sticking against  Jordin Tootoo
13:06
NSH
Ryan Suter  Hooking against  Filip Kuba
goalie stats
Alex Auld
Alex Auld
11-13-5
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 18 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: 1.000SH: 2 - 2
Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne
16-10-0
SA: 24TOI: 58:50
Saves: 22EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .917SH: 3 - 3