Maple Leafs
1 - 0 Final - 2OT
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Spezza, Senators edge Leafs, 1-0, in SO

Feb 20, 2011 - 7:56 AM
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Jason Spezza scored the lone goal between Ottawa and Toronto in the second round of the shootout, giving the Senators a 1-0 win in an offensively challenged game at Air Canada Centre.

Spezza used a simple wrister to beat James Reimer's glove hand. In the third round, Nikolai Kulemin lost control of the puck before he could get a shot off to seal the win for the Sens.

Craig Anderson, who finished with 47 saves, recorded his first shutout of the season in his first start with Ottawa, which won for just the third time in 22 games. Anderson came to the Senators on Friday when Ottawa dealt goaltender Brian Elliott to Colorado.

"We had a ton of scoring chances, 47 shots on goal," said Toronto head coach Ron Wilson. "What I feared (was) Craig Anderson would be excited with a change of scenery, and he had a great night in a game that we totally dominated."

Reimer notched his second career shutout for the Leafs, who had a two-game win streak snapped. He had 22 saves in the loss.

Neither team could find the back of the net during regulation. Toronto peppered Anderson with 43 shots, while the Sens managed just 22 shots on goal in 60 minutes.

The Senators squandered a prime chance to score when Dion Phaneuf received an interference call with 3:46 left in regulation. But they hardly carried the puck into the offensive zone and the two teams went into overtime scoreless.

Ottawa's Filip Kuba was called for hooking during a scramble in front of the Senators' net two minutes into the extra session, giving the Leafs a chance for the game-winner. However, Toronto couldn't finish off several golden opportunities.

Game Notes

Peter Regin left late in the third period with an upper-body injury and did not return...Anderson has 15 career shutouts...Toronto is 13-11-6 as the host this season...Ottawa is 10-15-4 on the road...There were 13 penalties in the game and Toronto was 0-for-6 on the power play. Ottawa was 0-for-3.