Senators no match for flying Ducks

Senators defenceman Chris Phillips keeps close tabs on Ducks forward Emerson Etem during NHL action...

Senators defenceman Chris Phillips keeps close tabs on Ducks forward Emerson Etem during NHL action in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (Tony Caldwell/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:51 PM ET

OTTAWA - Paul MacLean called it a test and the Senators flunked.

The Senators had a chance to serve notice they are for real Friday night instead they suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in the club’s second straight home ice loss at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Wearing their road whites on a rare occasion in front of 17,590, the Senators effort against the Ducks didn’t look anything like the one Ottawa had a 6-1 thrashing of the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday at the Joe Louis Arena.

Only Ottawa’s Mika Zibanejad, called up Monday after being banished to Binghamton coming out of training camp, was able to beat Ducks’ rookie goalie Frederik Andersen on the 27 shots he faced in his first start and his second NHL game.


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