Ottawa Senators 3, New York Rangers 0

In one of the dullest games of the year Ottawa was able to outlast the Rangers for their first shutout of the year.  It was a rough game for the Chris PhillipsBrian Lee duo and the Sens attack had long spells of ineffectiveness.  Nevertheless, timely scoring and strong goaltending from Craig Anderson were enough to prevail.  Click here for the box score.  A look at the goals:
1. Spezza (Phillips)
Spezza is allowed to walk into prime scoring position and beats Lundqvist
2. Michalek (Karlsson, Greening)
A great defensive play by Karlsson leads to a great offensive play by Karlsson setting up Michalek
3. Spezza (Karlsson) (pp)
Karlsson creates a turnover and sends Spezza in on a 2-on-1 where he scores on his own rebound

Top-performers:
Erik Karlsson – had a slow start, but picked up his game and made two key plays leading to goals
Craig Anderson – a solid game from Anderson who kept the team in it early

Players Who Struggled:
Chris Phillips – it’s ironic that during such a terrible game he picked up an assist on the winning goal
Brian Lee – paired with Phillips his game wasn’t pretty either
Jared Cowen – lead the team in turnovers

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