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
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