Ottawa
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36-35-11
St. Louis
Blues
41-31-10

30 SOG
23 SOG
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OTT
STL
game recap

Senators 3, Blues 1

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 12:52 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 3, Blues 1
Ottawa Senators 3, St. Louis Blues 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) -Peter Regin picked a good time for his first NHL goal.

Regin, playing in his third game for Ottawa, scored the winning goal with 1:57 left as the Senators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Thursday night.

Regin admitted that he misfired a bit on the shot, but was certainly pleased with the result.

"I tried to shoot it high, but missed and the puck went low," Regin said. "That's often how you score, you miss the puck a little."

Regin broke a 1-1 deadlock when he gained control of the puck on the left side, skated behind the Blues net and beat goalie Chris Mason with a wrist shot from the right circle.

"It's something I've dreamed about since I was a kid," said Regin, a native of Denmark. "A dream come true for me."

Mason would just have soon not have been a part of it.

"A heartbreaker. I think that was a team we could have beat there," Mason said. "We played a lot harder in the third period, but it stinks with the result. To let them score with two minutes left kind of leaves a mark."

Ottawa coach Craig Hartsburg will probably give Regin more chances to contribute.

"Peter showed speed, showed skill, and good poise with the puck," Hartsburg said.

Mike Fisher, who scored the other two Ottawa goals, added an empty-netter with 32.4 seconds remaining. Brian Elliott made 22 saves for the Senators.

"We played 60 minutes of real hardworking hockey," Hartsburg said. "It's what we've been asking for and we got it tonight."

Brad Winchester had the only goal for St. Louis.

"I didn't like what I saw," coach Andy Murray said. "I thought for the significance of the game and having three days of practice, that our sense of urgency and intensity was not at a level we needed."

Ottawa struck first while short-handed when Blues forward David Perron mishandled the rebound of Fisher's shot in front of the St. Louis net. That allowed Fisher to get control of the puck again in the slot, and he beat Mason with a wrist shot 10:06 into the game.

The Blues had only one shot in the first 13 minutes, but tied it 1-1 on their second shot at 13:04 of the first period when Winchester deflected Jeff Woywitka's centering pass from the left wing past Elliott.

Notes: Blues forward Keith Tkachuk played in his 1,100th NHL game. ... Ottawa has not lost to the Blues since Nov. 27, 2001, winning four straight in that span. ... The Senators won for just the sixth time away from home (6-14-3).

scoring summary
1st Period
10:06
OTT
SHG - Mike Fisher (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (30)
1 - 0 OTT
13:04
STL
Brad Winchester (8) Deflected shot - ASST: Jeff Woywitka (10), David Backes (10)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
18:03
OTT
Peter Regin (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 1 OTT
19:27
OTT
EN - Mike Fisher (7) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
3 - 1 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
08:58
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu  Cross checking against  B.J. Crombeen
2nd Period
04:59
STL
Jeff Woywitka  Roughing against  Brian Lee
08:26
STL
T.J. Oshie  Hi-sticking against  Jason Smith
15:42
OTT
Chris Neil  Charging against  Carlo Colaiacovo
16:58
STL
Jeff Woywitka  Slashing against  Mike Fisher
19:07
STL
David Backes  Tripping against  Daniel Alfredsson
19:33
STL
Barret Jackman  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
3rd Period
14:44
OTT
Nick Foligno  Holding against  T.J. Oshie
goalie stats
Brian Elliott
SA: 23TOI: 59:45
Saves: 22EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .957SH: 3 - 3
Chris Mason
SA: 29TOI: 59:21
Saves: 27EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .931SH: 2 - 3

 
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