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Heatley, Emery lead Senators over Bruins

Jan 21, 2007 - 6:20 AM
BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Ottawa Senators bounced back from a rare loss behind the play of Dany Heatley and Ray Emery.

Heatley scored two goals and Emery made 18 saves as the Senators blanked the Boston Bruins, 3-0.

With the victory, the Senators, who had their five-game win streak snapped by the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, improved to 11-2-1 in their last 14 games.

"Defensively, it was just an excellent effort," Ottawa coach Bryan Murray said. "Our forwards came back and really helped out, and Ray made a couple of key saves."

Boston, which entered 5-1-1 in its previous seven home games, fell to 3-7-1 in its last 11 overall.

"This was a game where we had no energy," Bruins coach Dave Lewis said. "Hannu (Toivonen) was our bright star. He kept us in it. We just couldn't get out of that funk."

After defenseman Chris Phillips gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead late in the first period, Heatley doubled it with 4:57 remaining in middle session.

With Ottawa on the power play, defenseman Tom Preissing's slap shot from the blue line was partially stopped by goaltender Toivonen. But Heatley pounced on the rebound and poked in the puck for his league-leading 30th goal of the season.

Heatley sealed the win with a shorthanded empty-netter in the final minute. It was the All-Star's seventh tally in his last eight games.

"Other than our power play tonight, I thought we played a pretty solid, simple game and did a good job," Heatley said. "Razor (Emery) played great, as he's been playing all year. As a team, we're playing pretty well defensively."

The goals also extended Heatley's points streak to seven games in which he has seven tallies and eight assists. Heatley, who led the Senators with 103 points last season, again is first on the team with 65.

The support was more than enough for Emery, who turned aside five shots in the first period, seven in the second and six in the third for his fourth shutout of the season and seventh career. The netminder improved to 5-1-0 over his last six starts, allowing just 13 goals during that span.

"They had a couple of chances in the second period, but other than that, I got to see everything," Emery said. "Our forwards have been playing well (defensively) the last month or so, really well. We kind of stressed that tonight. We played a good game the other night and kind of got robbed against Vancouver, and personally, I wanted to come back and play well."

Toivonen, who made 31 saves in a 5-4 shootout victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday, stopped 36 shots in this one.

"I felt I played all right and felt maybe I could have had one of those goals, maybe two," Toivonen said. "You've got to try and take positive things out, analyze the game during this break and make sure we try to improve."

Ottawa, which recorded 39 shots, went just 1-for-10 on the power play. The Senators entered 10-for-47 with the man advantage in their previous 10 road games.

The Bruins, who came in with the fourth-best power play in the league, were blanked in six opportunities with the extra skater.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 1 1 3
    BOSTON 0 0 0 0 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS PHILLIPS 5 (PETER SCHAEFER, MIKE COMRIE) 17:16
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) DANY HEATLEY 29 (TOM PREISSING, WADE REDDEN)
    15:03
    3RD PRD: OTT - (SH) DANY HEATLEY 30 (UNASSISTED) 19:31
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: OTT - 1

    Jan 20 9:36 PM


  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 1 1 3
    BOSTON 0 0 0 0 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS PHILLIPS 5 (PETER SCHAEFER, MIKE COMRIE) 17:16
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) DANY HEATLEY 29 (TOM PREISSING, WADE REDDEN)
    15:03
    3RD PRD: OTT - (SH) DANY HEATLEY 30 (UNASSISTED) 19:31
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: OTT - 1

    Senators vs. BruinsJan 20 9:36 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 1 2
    BOSTON 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS PHILLIPS 5 (PETER SCHAEFER, MIKE COMRIE) 17:16
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) DANY HEATLEY 29 (TOM PREISSING, WADE REDDEN)
    15:03
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 15

    Jan 20 8:39 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 1 2
    BOSTON 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS PHILLIPS 5 (PETER SCHAEFER, MIKE COMRIE) 17:16
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) DANY HEATLEY 29 (TOM PREISSING, WADE REDDEN)
    15:03
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 15

    Senators vs. BruinsJan 20 8:39 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 1
    BOSTON 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS PHILLIPS 5 (DEAN MCAMMOND, MIKE COMRIE) 17:16
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 15 15
    BOS 5 5
    GOALIES: OTT - RAY EMERY
    BOS -

    Jan 20 7:42 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 1
    BOSTON 0
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS PHILLIPS 5 (DEAN MCAMMOND, MIKE COMRIE) 17:16

    Senators vs. BruinsJan 20 7:37 PM