Senators
Wild
3 - 1 Final
  for this game

Senators outlast Wild

Dec 17, 2010 - 3:59 AM
St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Pascal Leclaire made 23 saves to help the Ottawa Senators edge the Minnesota Wild, 3-1, at Xcel Energy Center.

Chris Kelly, Daniel Alfredsson and Nick Foligno each had a goal for the Senators, who won for just the fifth time in 16 games. Erik Karlsson had three assists in the win.

"The first period we started off good then we got on our heels," said Alfredsson. "They were skating pretty good but we were able to kill some big penalties. It was an interesting game and luckily we were able to pull it out."

Kyle Brodziak scored the lone goal for the Wild, who have dropped their past two and seven of nine. Jose Theodore stopped 22-of-24 shots in the loss.

Minnesota took a 1-0 lead on a pretty play in the first period. Martin Havlat skated the puck into the Ottawa end and from the left point dished it straight down for Pierre-Marc Bouchard, who fed the puck out front where Brodziak tipped it into the net at the 3:36 mark.

Ottawa tied the game at the 6:11 mark of the second period on the power play as a shot from the right point found its way through traffic and Alfredsson was able to bury the rebound from the left side for his 10th goal of the season.

Kyle Brodziak had scored to potentially give the Wild the lead, but the team was called for too many men on the ice and Foligno scored moments later.

The Sens took a 2-1 lead with another power-play goal at 11:21 of the second when Karlsson sent a slap pass from the left circle over to the right where Foligno one-timed it home.

Leclaire stopped all seven shots he saw in the third period and Kelly sealed the win in the final moments with his empty-net goal.

Game Notes

Minnesota plays at Calgary on Saturday...The Senators have won five straight against the Wild...Ottawa plays in Colorado on Friday...Ottawa was 2-for-2 on the power play while the Wild were 0-for-3.








  • OTTAWA: 3
    MINNESOTA: 1
    Final

    Dec 16 10:24 PM


  • Ottawa Empty Net Goal - Chris Kelly (7), at 19:23.

    Senators 3, Wild 1  3rd - 0:37Dec 16 10:22 PM
  • 86
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 21 roots (Close Finish)

    Senators 2, Wild 1  3rd - 3:14Dec 16 10:19 PM
  • 65
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 13 roots (Close Finish)

    Senators 2, Wild 1  3rd - 5:57Dec 16 10:14 PM
  • 52
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 12 roots (Close Finish)

    Senators 2, Wild 1  3rd - 9:09Dec 16 10:09 PM
  • 40
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 10 roots (Close Finish)

    Senators 2, Wild 1  3rd - 11:34Dec 16 10:04 PM
  • 30
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 10 roots (Close Finish)

    Senators 2, Wild 1  3rd - 14:02Dec 16 10:00 PM


  • OTTAWA: 2
    MINNESOTA: 1
    End of 2nd

    Dec 16 9:36 PM


  • Ottawa Power-Play Goal - Nick Foligno (3), at 11:21.

    Senators 2, Wild 1  2nd - 8:39Dec 16 9:21 PM
  • 20
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 20 roots

    Senators 1, Wild 1  2nd - 9:59Dec 16 9:16 PM


  • Kyle Brodziak slap shot on Pascal Leclaire.

    Senators 1, Wild 1  2nd - 13:35Dec 16 9:09 PM


  • Mike Fisher tip-in shot on Jose Theodore.

    Senators 0, Wild 1  2nd - 13:54Dec 16 9:09 PM


  • Ottawa Power-Play Goal - Daniel Alfredsson (10), at 6:11.

    Senators 1, Wild 1  2nd - 13:49Dec 16 9:09 PM


  • OTTAWA: 0
    MINNESOTA: 1
    End of 1st

    Dec 16 8:43 PM


  • Minnesota Goal - Kyle Brodziak (5), from Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Martin Havlat at 3:36.

    Senators 0, Wild 1  1st - 16:24Dec 16 8:15 PM


  • OTTAWA: 0
    MINNESOTA: 0
    1st Period - 20:00

    Dec 16 8:10 PM