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Senators bop Oilers to snap slide

Mar 6, 2009 - 4:19 AM OTTAWA (Ticker) -- The Ottawa Senators snapped a three-game losing streak by downing the Edmonton Oilers, 4-2, on Thursday.

The Senators scored the first three goals of the game and goaltender Brian Elliott made them stand up, making 24 saves while allowing only a pair of goals to Sam Gagner.

"They really didn't get many strong opportunities," Elliott said. "We played as a team tonight and that's a credit to the guys and the coaching staff."

Jason Spezza opened the scoring 12 seconds into the game, scoring unassisted off the backhand after the puck took a quirky bounce. It was the quickest goal in a game in Senators' history.

"It's always nice to get one that early, it's pretty nice to get a bounce like that and score on a breakaway," Spezza said. "It gives you a little bit of confidence, it's nice to get off to a quick start. It's always good to play with the lead, makes them play catch up."

Spezza also had a hand in the goal that made it 2-0. He had an assist as did defenseman Chris Phillips when Mike Comrie beat Dwayne Roloson for his ninth goal of the season with a wrist shot.

The Senators bumped the margin to 3-0 at 6:06 as Chris Campoli scored his seventh of the season off assists from Comrie and All-Star Dany Heatley.

"I thought we played really well tonight, a pretty complete game," Campoli said. "We took care of the puck and made smart decisions."

The Oilers drew within two on Gagner's goal. Heatley doused their hopes with a blast from an awkward angle, top shelf, to make it 4-1 with less than eight minutes left.

Gagner closed out the scoring with his 10th goal. He rushed in on Elliott and beat the goaltender with a backhand.

"It feels good to score a couple of goals, but at the same time you need wins," Gagner said. "It's a tough one to lose."






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    Oilers 2, Senators 4  FinalMar 5 10:13 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 1 1 2
    OTTAWA 1 2 1 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 23 (UNASSISTED) 0:12
    2ND PRD: OTT - MIKE COMRIE 9 (JASON SPEZZA, CHRIS PHILLIPS) 4:04
    OTT - (PP) CHRIS CAMPOLI 7 (DANY HEATLEY) 6:06
    EDM - (PP) SAM GAGNER 8 (DENIS GREBESHKOV, TOM GILBERT)
    10:45
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    Mar 5 10:12 PM


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    EDMONTON 2
    OTTAWA 4
    3RD PRD: EDM - SAM GAGNER 9 (STEVE STAIOS, LADISLAV SMID) 18:07

    Oilers 2, Senators 4  3rd - 1:53Mar 5 10:03 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    OTTAWA 4
    3RD PRD: OTT - DANY HEATLEY 31 (ANTON VOLCHENKOV, DANIEL ALFREDSSON)
    11:58

    Oilers 1, Senators 4  3rd - 8:02Mar 5 9:49 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 1 1
    OTTAWA 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 23 (UNASSISTED) 0:12
    2ND PRD: OTT - MIKE COMRIE 9 (JASON SPEZZA, CHRIS PHILLIPS) 4:04
    OTT - (PP) CHRIS CAMPOLI 7 (DANY HEATLEY) 6:06
    EDM - (PP) SAM GAGNER 8 (DENIS GREBESHKOV, TOM GILBE

    Mar 5 9:08 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    OTTAWA 3
    2ND PRD: EDM - (PP) SAM GAGNER 8 (DENIS GREBESHKOV, TOM GILBERT) 10:45

    Oilers 1, Senators 3  2nd - 9:15Mar 5 8:54 PM


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    EDMONTON 0
    OTTAWA 3
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) CHRIS CAMPOLI 7 (DANY HEATLEY) 6:06

    Oilers 0, Senators 3  2nd - 13:54Mar 5 8:50 PM


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    EDMONTON 0
    OTTAWA 2
    2ND PRD: OTT - MIKE COMRIE 9 (JASON SPEZZA, CHRIS PHILLIPS) 4:04

    Oilers 0, Senators 2  2nd - 15:56Mar 5 8:43 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 0
    OTTAWA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 23 (UNASSISTED) 0:12
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDM 9 9
    OTT 14 14
    GOALIES: EDM - DWAYNE ROLOSON
    OTT - BRIAN ELLIOT

    Mar 5 8:17 PM


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    EDMONTON 0
    OTTAWA 1
    1ST PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 23 (UNASSISTED) 0:12

    Oilers 0, Senators 1  1st - 19:48Mar 5 7:42 PM
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