Senators outlast Predators 2-1 in shootout

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm •  Published: January 11, 2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Ottawa Senators got another big win with a solid team effort.

Mika Zibanejad and Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Saturday night.

Kyle Turris scored in regulation for Ottawa, which has won five of its last six. Craig Anderson had 31 saves through overtime, and then stopped Craig Smith and David Legwand in the shootout.

"I thought Craig was again, a very consistent goaltender," Ottawa coach Paul MacLean. "We're slowly starting to build some momentum. Tonight I thought was a good effort by the total team and the whole team found a way to win the game."

Mike Fisher had the lone goal for Nashville, which has lost three of four. Marek Mazanec finished with 20 saves.

"We've had some difficult stretches where we absolutely deserved to get two points and haven't been able to do it, but we come out and play hard every night," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "That's something everyone in that room can hang their hat on."

Nashville is now 0-5 in shootouts this season, with their shooters scoring just once in 18 tries.

Turris scored the game's first goal at 6:23 of the second period. Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm carried the puck behind his own net and reversed it off the end boards, but he did not have a teammate there, and the puck came to Turris on the right side. Turris then beat a surprised Mazanec with a wrist shot for his 12th goal of the season, giving him a point in four of his last five games.

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