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Gerber strong in net, Senators shut out Flyers

Sep 19, 2007 - 3:30 AM LONDON, Ontario (Ticker) -- Goaltender Martin Gerber turned aside all 52 shots he faced as the Ottawa Senators shut out the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-0, on Tuesday.

Rookie Nick Foligno had a goal and two assists and Patrick Eaves also scored and added a helper for Ottawa, which won its first preseason game.

Defenseman Andrej Meszaro added a power-play goal that gave the Senators a 3-0, first-period lead.

A first-period goal by Ilja Zubov at the 7:37 mark was all the scoring Gerber would need. The 33-year old Swiss, who was 15-9-3 for the Senators last season, stopped 14 shots in the first, 23 in the second and 15 in the third. The four-year veteran is vying for the backup goaltender position behind Ray Emery.

Meszaro scored on the power-play with 3:46 left in the first session, before Foligno also tallied with a man-advantage with just 44 seconds left in the period.

All three goals came against Antero Niittymaki, who stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced through two sessions. Brian Boucher started the final period in net for Philadelphia, surrendering a goal to Eaves midway through the session.

The Flyers, who were 0-for-7 on the power play, fall to 1-1 in the preseason.






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  • AT LONDON ONT
    NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 3 0 1 4
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 0 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - ILJA ZUBOV 1 (CHRIS NEIL, DEAN MCAMMOND) 7:37
    OTT - (PP) ANDREJ MESZAROS 1 (CHRIS KELLY, NICK FOLIGNO)
    16:14
    OTT - (PP) NICK FOLIGNO 1 (PATRICK EAVES, JOE CORVO) 19:16
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: OTT

    Sep 18 9:47 PM


  • AT LONDON ONT
    NHL OTTAWA 4
    PHILADELPHIA 0 10:03 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Senators vs. FlyersSep 18 9:27 PM


  • AT LONDON ONT
    NHL END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 3 0 3
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - ILJA ZUBOV 1 (CHRIS NEIL, DEAN MCAMMOND) 7:37
    OTT - (PP) ANDREJ MESZAROS 1 (CHRIS KELLY, NICK FOLIGNO)
    16:14
    OTT - (PP) NICK FOLIGNO 1 (PATRICK EAVES, JOE CORVO) 19:16
    2ND PRD: NONE

    Sep 18 8:48 PM


  • AT LONDON ONT
    NHL END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 3 3
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - ILJA ZUBOV 1 (CHRIS NEIL, DEAN MCAMMOND) 7:37
    OTT - (PP) ANDREJ MESZAROS 1 (CHRIS KELLY, NICK FOLIGNO)
    16:14
    OTT - (PP) NICK FOLIGNO 1 (PATRICK EAVES) 19:16
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1S

    Sep 18 7:53 PM


  • AT LONDON ONT
    NHL OTTAWA 3
    PHILADELPHIA 0
    1ST PRD: OTT - (PP) NICK FOLIGNO 1 (PATRICK EAVES) 19:16

    Senators vs. FlyersSep 18 7:51 PM


  • AT LONDON ONT
    NHL OTTAWA 2
    PHILADELPHIA 0 3:46 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Senators vs. FlyersSep 18 7:46 PM


  • AT LONDON ONT
    NHL OTTAWA 1
    PHILADELPHIA 0
    1ST PRD: OTT - ILJA ZUBOV 1 (CHRIS NEIL, DEAN MCAMMOND) 7:37

    Senators vs. FlyersSep 18 7:28 PM