Anderson makes 31 saves as Senators shut out Panthers 4

April 10 [Wed], 2013, 10:06

This is absolutely what the Ottawa Senators had in apperception if they acquired Kyle Turris.

The 22-year-old centre denticulate alert Monday as the Senators shut out the Florida Panthers 4-0 in their home opener of the lockout-shortened season.

Turris, who aswell denticulate in Saturday's blind cheap beanies onlineraiser on the alley adjoin the Winnipeg Jets, was acquired in a barter with Phoenix endure division in hopes he could accommodate some scoring bite to Ottawa's additional line.

He has done that and abundant in the aboriginal traveling of the abbreviated attack as Ottawa bigger to 2-0-0 for the aboriginal time aback 2007-08, if the club started 13-1-0 out of the gate.

"I feel appealing good," said Turris, who backward in Ottawa to alternation this accomplished summer afore arena some amateur in Europe during the lockout. "I feel like I accept a lot of activity and acceptable jump and just wish to accumulate it going."

The Senators aswell got an outstanding achievement from Craig Anderson, who fabricated 31 saves for his 20th career shutout.

Jim O'Brien and Jakob Silfverberg, with his aboriginal NHL goal, aswell denticulate for the Senators.

Jose Theodore was able in defeat for the Panthers , finishing with 33 stops.

Ottawa opened the scoring with a power-play ambition amid through the aboriginal as amateur defenceman Patrick Wiercioch showed some backbone afore award Turris, who exhausted Theodore with a quick one-timer down low.

Wiercioch and Turris are adolescence accompany and the ambition is one the two will bethink for a continued time.

"That was appealing special, absolutely neat," said Turris. "That's the affectionate of being we did in inferior hockey. We laughed about it if we got aback in the allowance afterwards the aboriginal intermission."

Turris gave the Senators a 2-0 advance at the 12-minute mark of the additional on a abundant canyon from Guillaume Latendresse. cheap snapbacks Turris skated beyond centre and fed the bogie to Latendresse at the blue-line, who waited just continued abundant to acquisition Turris appropriate in foreground of Theodore's crease.

The Panthers struggled to actualize abundant of annihilation offensively and Anderson, who is assuming no signs of post-lockout rust, calmly handled what few affairs they did have. The Senators goalie was at his best in the third as the Panthers outshot Ottawa 15-11.

"Our guys did a abundant job acceptance me to see the bogie and award rebounds and just accomplishing the little things that count," said Anderson, who aswell got the alpha in Winnipeg over the weekend.

Panthers arch drillmaster Kevin Dineen acquainted his aggregation becoming their fate with the accomplishment they put forth.

"We were awkward and just didn't play a acceptable game," said Dineen. "We haven't had acceptable success in this architecture for whatever reason. This has not been a acceptable abode for us and was absolutely appropriate up there in the animal ones."

With just over two account actual in the third, O'Brien bankrupt through two Panthers and exhausted Theodore through the five-hole to put the bold out of reach. Silfverberg again took a canyon from Jason Spezza to aces snapbacks for sale up his aboriginal NHL ambition just over a minute after to annular out the scoring.

"It's consistently nice to account goals and to account your aboriginal NHL ambition is a appealing big thing," said Silfverberg. "I'm actual blessed about that so now I just accept to accumulate traveling and hopefully there's added to come."

Both teams were apathetic off the start, but the acuteness best up throughout the bold as they fed off the activity of the sellout army of 19,952 at Scotiabank Place.

The loudest acclamation in the pre-game introductions was for Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, while Ottawa built-in Marc Methot, authoritative his home debut, was a abutting second.

"It acquainted awesome," said Methot. "It was the alpha we capital and on a claimed agenda I acquainted appealing acceptable and the anxiety were out of the way early. My ambition was just to play safe and not accomplish too abounding mistakes and it angry out to be a appealing acceptable bold for myself so I cool snapback hats  acquainted appealing good."

Monday's bold aswell apparent the acknowledgment of above Senators Filip Kuba and Alex Kovalev. Kovalev bootless to accommodated expectations during his two years in Ottawa and admirers accustomed him aback of boos every time he affected the puck.

"It's abundant to get recognition," said Kovalev with a smile. "It agency they still bethink me."