Senators get best of Ovechkin-less Capitals

Ottawa Senators teammates celebrate after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals at the...

Ottawa Senators teammates celebrate after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2014. (GEOFF BURKE/USA Today)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:59 PM ET

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Canadian winter descended upon the American capital Tuesday. And, the Senators gave the Washington Capitals a lesson how to deal with icy conditions.

No Alex Ovechkin. No problem.

Without the NHL’s leading goal scorer in the lineup, goaltender Craig Anderson closed the door to make 34 stops for his 25th career shutout and third of the season as the Senators halted a two-game losing streak to score a 2-0 victory over the Capitals at the Verizon Center.

Only Kyle Turris and Jason Spezza were able to beat Braden Holtby on the 26 shots he faced as the Senators opened this four-game road trip by sweeping the season series against the Caps and extending their winning streak vs. Washington to seven straight games.

This wasn’t the prettiest victory and they had to rely on Anderson to make big stops, but they’ll take the two points as they did what it took to shut down the Caps. It was the Senators third straight road win and Ottawa hasn’t lost to Washington since Dec. 7, 2011.


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