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Fisher's goals, Elliott's saves lead Sens past Leafs

Nov 28, 2010 - 8:15 AM
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots for his second shutout of the season to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Place.

Mike Fisher had two goals and an assist while Alex Kovalev finished with a goal and two assists for the Senators, who had dropped five of six coming into the game. They were coming off Friday's 2-1 loss at Pittsburgh.

"It's not a light switch. You just can't automatically turn it back on and be a good team," said Ottawa head coach Cory Clouston. "It's a little bit of a process to get your team back on track. I thought yesterday afternoon we started, and I thought we continued on with today's game."

Jonas Gustavsson stopped 25 shots for the Maple Leafs, who have lost three of their last four and were blanked for the second time in four outings.

Skating on the power play, the Senators took a 1-0 lead at the 15:57 mark of the first, as Kovalev wristed the puck home from the slot off a rebound after Gustavsson made several nice saves.

Elliott made eight saves in the first and 11 saves in the second, a period in which Fisher netted both his goals.

The first came off a turnover, as Fisher finished a nice passing play with Milan Michalek and Kovalev. He glided to the left and switched to the backhand before sliding the puck past Gustavsson at 12:51.

With exactly one minute left in the second, the Senators made it a 3-0 game on a 2-on-1 break. Fisher sent a pass from the left to the right for Kovalev, who sent it back to the left, where Fisher deposited it into the open net.

"I think we got some chances early, and all of us are feeling pretty good and making plays," Fisher said. "Just one of those nights where things click."

Elliott stopped 10 shots in the third period and helped kill off two Toronto power plays to hang on for the shutout.

Game Notes

Ottawa hosts Edmonton on Monday...It was the eighth shutout of Elliott's career...Toronto hosts Tampa Bay on Tuesday...Ottawa has taken two of three from Toronto this season.