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Sharp Emery's shutout keeps Senators streak alive

Sharp Emery's shutout keeps Senators streak alive

Ray Emery earned his fifth shutout of the season to keep Ottawa's hot streak alive with a 2-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday.
The Senators are 8-0-1 in their last nine and have won six straight at home. The win over Carolina was their second in as many days after a 4-2 away victory on Tuesday.
Emery, who recently served a three-game suspension for slashing and then was ejected in a fight-fest with Buffalo last week, needed to be in top form against the Hurricanes, who out-shot the Senators 14-6 in the third period.
"It was a great game for me to get my feet back under me as the team continues to improve while heading into the playoffs," Emery told reporters after the game.
Dany Heately opened the scoring for the Senators just 3:54 into the opening period, slipping a rebound past Cam Ward.
That goal held up until the third period when Jason Spezza scored on a breakaway seconds after stepping out of the penalty box, picking up Chris Phillips shot off the boards and skating in alone on Ward and beating him with a wrist shot.
Emery robbed the Hurricanes several times late in the third period, including a spectacular glove save on Justin Williams on a late powerplay.
The Hurricanes remain in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, a point behind the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens, who are tied for seventh.
"As of now, we're out of the playoffs and that's inexcusable for this team, this franchise," Ward said after the game.
The Hurricanes captured their first Stanley Cup last June but now face a battle just to get into the playoffs.
Minnesota outshot
At Calgary, Alberta , Jarome Iginla scored in the shootout to give Calgary its first shootout victory of the season.
After Iginla scored, Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff secured the victory by stopping Minnesota's Pierre-Marc Bouchard.
Robyn Regehr scored at 15:29 of the third period to tie the game for Calgary, which is an NHL-best 27-6-1 at home, including a 13-1-1 mark over their last 15 games at the Pengrwoth Saddledome.
Pavol Demitra scored his 19th of the season for Minnesota, which began a key three-game road trip against Northwest Division opponents.
Vokoun fends off Sharks
At San Jose, California, J.P. Dumont scored in the fourth round of the shootout to end Nashville's victory and spoil Bill Guerin's debut with San Jose 4-3.
Tomas Vokoun made 27 saves and stopped three of the Sharks' four shootout attempts to remain unbeaten in his last six starts against San Jose. Alexander Radulov scored in the third period and again in the shootout as the Predators earned their league-best 43rd victory.
Evgeni Nabokov made 28 saves for San Jose and forced the shootout with a stunning glove save on Paul Kariya with a second left in overtime, but the Sharks still lost for the sixth time in eight games.
After Martin Erat and Radulov scored power-play goals in the third period to put Nashville ahead 3-2, rookie Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic tied it with a wrist shot through traffic with 4:08 left in regulation.


Updated : 2021-10-17 08:56 GMT+08:00