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NHL: Senators shut out Penguins, 5-0, in Ottawa

Published December 23, 2013 10:52 pm

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Ottawa • Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators had one of their most impressive wins of the season.

Anderson stopped 27 shots for his second shutout of the season and Ottawa defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 on Monday.

"We definitely had one of our better games this year and we played our most consistent game, playing hard-nosed and in their face," Anderson said.

"We know they have a good team and they bring it every night and they do things right 99 percent of the time so we found a way to win the game and do it with conviction."

Senators coach Paul MacLean was pleased with the timing of the victory.

"It's the best way we possibly could (head into the break)," MacLean said. "If we were looking for something under the tree that could be a motivator for us and a feel-good thing for us, beating Pittsburgh 5-0 we can head into this three-day break with a positive attitude."

The game was close after two periods, but the Senators dominated the third, outshooting the Penguins 15-9 while getting goals from Erik Karlsson, Kyle Turris and Cory Conacher. —

NHL standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 37 25 10 2 52 106 77

Tampa Bay 37 23 11 3 49 106 87

Montreal 38 22 13 3 47 96 84

Detroit 39 17 13 9 43 99 108

Toronto 39 18 16 5 41 106 113

Ottawa 39 15 17 7 37 111 126

Florida 38 14 19 5 33 88 123

Buffalo 37 10 24 3 23 66 105

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 39 27 11 1 55 121 88

Washington 37 19 14 4 42 117 112

Philadelphia 37 17 16 4 38 93 104

N.Y. Rangers 38 18 18 2 38 88 102

New Jersey 38 15 16 7 37 92 99

Columbus 37 16 17 4 36 101 106

Carolina 37 14 15 8 36 86 105

N.Y. Islanders 38 11 20 7 29 96 129

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 39 26 7 6 58 145 107

St. Louis 36 24 7 5 53 128 85

Colorado 35 23 10 2 48 102 83

Minnesota 39 20 14 5 45 88 96

Dallas 35 17 12 6 40 101 105

Winnipeg 39 16 18 5 37 103 116

Nashville 37 16 17 4 36 85 109

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 39 27 7 5 59 127 98

Los Angeles 37 25 8 4 54 104 71

San Jose 36 22 8 6 50 116 90

Vancouver 39 22 11 6 50 106 93

Phoenix 36 19 10 7 45 111 110

Calgary 37 14 17 6 34 95 118

Edmonton 39 12 24 3 27 101 135

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Monday's games

N.Y. Rangers 2, Toronto 1, SO

Calgary 4, St. Louis 3, SO

Buffalo 2, Phoenix 1, OT

Anaheim 3, Washington 2

Columbus 4, Carolina 3

Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 0

N.Y. Islanders 3, Detroit 0

Tampa Bay 6, Florida 1

Philadelphia 4, Minnesota 1

Chicago 5, New Jersey 2

Boston 6, Nashville 2

Edmonton 6, Winnipeg 2

Dallas at Los Angeles, late

Colorado at San Jose, late

Tuesday's games

None scheduled