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Game Recap

Senators 4, Sharks 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 4, Sharks 1
Ottawa Senators 4, San Jose Sharks 1
Three Stars of the Game
Colin Greening
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:27
Craig Anderson
SA: 37TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 31-32
PIM: 0PP: 5-5
SV%: .973SH: 0-0
Kyle Turris
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 19:35

SAN JOSE, Calif. Colin Greening and the Ottawa Senators are right at home on the road.

Greening scored twice and Craig Anderson made 36 saves in the Senators' 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson also scored for Ottawa. The Senators have won six of their last seven games and have points in 11 of 12. They won for the first time in San Jose in eight years.

"We're very confident right now," Greening said. "This shows we're a good road team. To come in here and win is a testament to our resiliency."

Anderson won his fifth straight road game and is 7-0-2 in his last nine road games.

"They came out pretty hard at the start," Anderson said. "They have a history of coming out hard. We just had to weather the storm and get through the first five minutes without getting too bloodied up. If we hang around long enough, we always have a chance."

The Senators are 12-2-2 since acquiring Turris in a trade with Phoenix.

Brad Winchester scored for the Sharks, who won the previous five meetings with Ottawa.

"We had some scoring chances early," Sharks captain Joe Thornton said. "If we convert a couple of those, things could have changed. They probably had six or seven chances and they made good on a lot of them."

Winchester opened the scoring 3:10 into the game after Andrew Desjardins won the puck along the board and feed him for the one-time shot.

Turris tied it seven minutes later.

"Andy stood on his head again," Turris said. "It seems like every game, he's making saves no one else can make."

Karlsson's goal early in the second period gave the Senators the lead for good. Turris started the counterattack for Ottawa.

Greening scored a power-play goal late in the second period on a rebound. He added a goal in the third period on a give-and-go with Jason Spezza.

The Sharks were 9-1-1 in their previous 11 games.

NOTES: Senators D Sergei Gonchar appeared in his 1,100th game, while fellow blueliner Mark Borowiecki played his first career NHL game in front of his parents, Tom and Cindy, and sister, Diana ... Ottawa D Filip Kuba had his 100th point with the Senators ... Desjardins returned to the lineup after missing two games with an upper-body injury ... Sharks D Ryane Clowe missed his second straight game because of a head injury ... Sharks D Dan Boyle has eight assists in his last six games ... Greening had his second career multi-goal game ... The Senators now move on to Anaheim, where they'll face the Ducks on Saturday at the Honda Center (4 p.m., Sportsnet East, Team 1200).

scoring summary
1st Period
Brad Winchester (6) ASST: Andrew Desjardins (6), Dan Boyle (23)
1 - 0 SJS
Kyle Turris (4) ASST: Sergei Gonchar (23), Daniel Alfredsson (21)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
Erik Karlsson (7) ASST: Kyle Turris (9), Nick Foligno (17)
2 - 1 OTT
PPG - Colin Greening (10) ASST: Filip Kuba (12), Jason Spezza (29)
3 - 1 OTT
3rd Period
Colin Greening (11) ASST: Jason Spezza (30), Jared Cowen (10)
4 - 1 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
Andrew Desjardins  Tripping against  Mark Borowiecki
Jared Cowen  Illegal Check To Head against  Justin Braun
Sergei Gonchar  Slashing against  Patrick Marleau
Patrick Marleau  Interference on goalkeeper against  Craig Anderson
2nd Period
Jared Cowen  Tripping against  Benn Ferriero
Chris Neil  Charging against  Justin Braun
Jamie McGinn  Kneeing against  Jason Spezza
3rd Period
Joe Pavelski  Tripping against  Jared Cowen
Joe Pavelski  Tripping against  Nick Foligno
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
SA: 37TOI: 60:00
Saves: 36EV: 31 - 32
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .973SH: 0 - 0
Antti Niemi
Antti Niemi
SA: 21TOI: 60:00
Saves: 17EV: 13 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .810SH: 1 - 1