NHL

Senators Stun Capitals With 3-0 Shutout

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The Senators came out and blanked the Washington Capitals 3-0.

The Senators had great goalie play from former Canadiens Goalie Mike Condon who had 31 saves.

“We’ve had some good defensive efforts and finally we were able to knock them off,” Condon said. “It’s one of the hottest teams in the league and I thought we did a really great job all around. It’s just good collective success,” he said. “We play a tight defensive game. We really frustrate teams, and our penalty kill has been coming up huge. Take care of those things and you kind of get the results you want.

“We’re just sticking to it and not asking many questions about it.” The shutout was Condon’s fourth shutout of the season.

Also former Boston Bruin Chris Kelly kicked off the scoring with a shorthanded goal in the first period to extend his season total to three goals. Also in the first period, Bobby Ryan scored his 11th goal of the season.

The loss for the Capitals was the first loss in regulation since December 27th.”We just weren’t as sharp and it showed on our bench,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. “We weren’t able to generate. Give them credit, they did some good things. We needed something to give us a spark and we never really got that spark. We had a pretty good run so we’ll have to start a new one.”  Also, this was only the third time this season that the Capitals were shut out.

Next, up the Capitals play the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night

The Ottawa Senators host the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

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