Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Frederik Andersen stopped 26-of-27 shots in
his first career start and Ryan Getzlaf notched a goal and an assist, as the
Anaheim Ducks edged the Ottawa Senators, 2-1, on Friday at Canadian Tire
The 24-year-old Andersen, who agreed to a two-year contract with the Ducks
prior to the game, appeared in just one other game this season when he came on
in relief of starter Jonas Hiller and turned away all 24 shots he faced in an
eventual 6-3 win over Dallas on Oct. 20.
Patrick Maroon potted Anaheim's other goal and Cory Perry finished with a pair
of helpers for the Ducks, who had dropped their first two games on their
current eight-game road trip.
Mike Zibanejad scored the lone Ottawa goal, while Craig Anderson allowed both
goals on 28 shots for the Senators, who had won three of their last four games
since an Oct. 13 loss in Anaheim that saw the Ducks rack up 56 shots on goal.
Anaheim struck first under eight minutes in thanks to some nifty passing, as
Getzlaf slid a backhand feed from the left point to below the goal line, where
Perry one-touched the disc to the left circle for a cutting Maroon.
After controlling the disc, Maroon threw a shot on net that deflected off the
stick of Ottawa's Marc Methot and snuck past Anderson for a 1-0 lead at 7:35.
Getzlaf doubled the Ducks' lead just over 10 minutes later when he took
advantage of an Anderson turnover and tickled the twine for a 2-0 cushion at
The Senators sliced the margin in half on the power play near the midpoint of
the second after Saku Koivu went off for slashing at 7:19.
With Ottawa working in the offensive zone, Zibanejad, who drew the penalty
against Koivu, rifled a one-timer from just above the left circle that beat
Andersen to the short-side to make it 2-1 at 9:04.
Ottawa failed to capitalize on a pair of power plays in the third, as Andersen
turned away all 12 shots he faced in the frame to secure the victory for the
Maroon scored for the second straight game and has at least one point in each
of his last four games ... Anaheim's Mathieu Perreault suffered an upper-body
injury in the second period and did not return ... Anaheim has won four
straight and seven of the last eight meetings with Ottawa ... Anaheim finished
0-for-5 on the power play, while Ottawa went 1-for-4 on the man advantage.
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