Final SO

Series (Game 1 of 1)

Anaheim leads 1-0

Game 1: Thursday, January 19th
Ducks4Final
SO
Senators3

Ducks 4

(20-16-9, 49 pts)

Senators 3

(31-10-4, 66 pts)

7:30 PM ET, January 19, 2006

Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1 2 3 SO T
ANA 0 3 0 14
OTT 2 0 1 03

D. Hasek (Senators - G): Saves: 36, Save Pct.: .923

T. Selanne (Ducks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. McDonald (Ducks - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Anaheim (19-16-9) at Ottawa (31-10-3) 7:30 pm EST

Anaheim (19-16-9) at Ottawa (31-10-3) 7:30 pm EST

OTTAWA (Ticker) -- One of the top teams in the NHL, the Ottawa Senators will try to build off a perfect road trip when they open a five-game homestand Thursday against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Sporting a 17-4-0 record at Scotiabank Place, the Senators rebounded from a shutout loss here to win two straight on the road by a combined score of 11-4.

Patrick Eaves had two goals and an assist and Chris Kelly added a tally and two assists in Ottawa's 6-1 victory over Minnesota. Eaves recorded more than one point for the first time in his career and Kelly had his first three-point game.

The tandem combined with Vaclav Varada in a stellar effort for the Senators' third line, which had eight points. Ottawa had a 34-16 advantage in shots, making Dominik Hasek's night in net a bit easier.

Hasek, who has four shutouts in 16 career games against the Mighty Ducks, made 15 saves.

Anaheim opened a two-game road trip in difficult fashion with Monday's 4-3 overtime loss at Boston. Chris Kunitz and Ryan Getzlaf both scored in the third period to help the Mighty Ducks force the extra session, but the club dropped its league high-tying ninth game after regulation.

Anaheim leading scorer Teemu Selanne missed his second straight game with a strained groin. He is listed as day-to-day.

The Mighty Ducks have one win in the last nine meetings with the Senators.

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