Backup goalie leads Senators


Published: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 12:37 a.m.
OTTAWA - Martin Prusek came within 5:41 of recording Ottawa's fourth straight shutout and Marian Hossa scored his 29th and 30th goals to lead the Senators to a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Thursday night.
Prusek stopped 23 of 24 shots, extending Ottawa's team-record shutout streak to 244 minutes, 47 seconds before allowing Stanislav Chistov's power-play goal with less than six minutes remaining.
Hossa, who was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team during the game, scored his 12th power-play goal of the season in the first period and added his second of the game 4:27 into the third.
Daniel Alfredsson scored into an empty net as Ottawa increased its league-leading points total to 64 in 45 games (29-10-5-1). The Senators, who have won four straight, are 24-4-4-1 since Nov. 12.
Prusek started for the first time in seven games in place of Patrick Lalime, who currently has a 180-minute shutout streak.
  • Joe Sacco, playing in his first game with Philadelphia, scored the tiebreaker early in the third period to help the Flyers past Montreal.
    The Flyers, who had their six-game winning streak snapped by a loss to Atlanta on Tuesday, outshot Montreal 41-17 and only sharp goaltending by Jeff Hackett kept the Canadiens close.
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