Eaves gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead, beating goalie Olaf Kolzig off a
rebound 4:54 into the game.
Washington appeared to have scored the first goal 1:25 earlier
when Alex Ovechkin batted a puck out of the air into the Ottawa
goal. But officials ruled Ovechkin's stick was above the crossbar
and disallowed the play.
"What happens that in these games, unless you're getting
secondary offense, it's not just (Ovechkin)," Washington coach
Glen Hanlon said. "That's why you need secondary scoring and the
Redden added a power-play goal with 5:55 left in the period for
a 2-0 lead, breaking Ottawa's 0-for-17 extra-man drought in road
Clark cut the lead to one later in the period, but the Senators
made it 3-1 when Spezza scored on a breakaway 7:57 into the second
period. Neil scored Ottawa's second power-play goal 41 seconds into
the third period for a 4-1 lead.
Heatley scored the game's final goal late in the third period.
"They're a good team" said Washington center Jeff Halpern.
"Not only are they a good team, but when they're up and they play
their system as well as they do...it makes for tough sledding."
Clark's goal and assist gave him 100 career points. ...
Washington's last win against Ottawa came on March 28, 2003. ...
Spezza has 21 multipoint games this season. ... Redden's last two
goals have come against the Capitals -- after he scored only two
goals in his first 31 career games versus Washington.
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Arena: Verizon Center Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Referees: Greg Kimmerly, Chris Rooney Linesmen: Angelo D'Amico, Vaughan Rody
Attendance: 15,740 (85.6% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Patrick Eaves (12)
Assists: Andrej Meszaros, Dany Heatley
Wade Redden (10)
(Power Play) Assist: Daniel Alfredsson
Chris Clark (14)
Assist: Dainius Zubrus
Jason Spezza (17)
Assist: Dany Heatley
Chris Neil (13)
(Power Play) Assists: Jason Spezza, Wade Redden
Jamie Heward (7)
Assist: Chris Clark
Dany Heatley (37)
Assists: Jason Spezza, Zdeno Chara