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Senators 5, Devils 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 5, Devils 4
New Jersey Devils 4, Ottawa Senators 5

OTTAWA (AP) - New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur certainly was impressed with the Ottawa Senators.

``If they're not already the best team they should be by the end of the season,'' Brodeur said after the Devils' 5-4 loss to Ottawa on Saturday night. ``Every turnover we had they capitalized on, but at the end of the day I felt we competed really well.''

Mike Fisher scored twice and backup goalie Ray Emery made 25 saves for Ottawa.

``It was exciting to play against Brodeur,'' Emery said. ``If you had asked me five years ago if I would be playing against him and beating him I would have been pretty surprised.''

Chris Neil, Jason Spezza and Brian McGrattan also scored to help the Senators improve to 6-0 on Saturdays. Ottawa has outscored opponents 35-6 on Saturdays.

After Fisher gave Ottawa a 5-2 lead with 8:38 left, New Jersey cut it to one on goals by John Madden with 6:16 to go and Grant Marshall with 1:44 remaining. Marshall's goal came on a two-man advantage.

``We made some mistakes in the third and we have to be sharper,'' Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson said. ``When you've got a team down you don't want to let them get back in it.''

Barry Tallackson and Brian Gionta also scored for the Devils, and Brodeur made 37 saves.

``I'm extremely proud of the way we played,'' New Jersey coach Larry Robinson said. ``We showed a lot of heart and a lot of drive. We got contributions from everybody tonight.''

Emery improved to 5-0 and the Senators raised their record to 15-3-0.

Alfredsson was held pointless for just the second time this season, while Dany Heatley extended his point streak to 18 games with an assist on Spezza's goal.

``When one line doesn't get it going as often as you would like it's really important to get contributions from others,'' Ottawa coach Bryan Murray said.

Notes: New Jersey's Bryan Smolinski left the game late in the first period because of a right shoulder injury ... Ottawa D Zdeno Chara earned his 100th NHL career assist.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:57
OTT
Mike Fisher (4) ASST: Chris Neil (6)
1 - 0 OTT
03:01
NJD
Barry Tallackson (1) ASST: Darren Langdon (1), Brian Rafalski (10)
1 - 1 Tie
18:57
OTT
PPG - Chris Neil (8) ASST: Jason Spezza (25), Wade Redden (15)
2 - 1 OTT
2nd Period
06:25
NJD
PPG - Brian Gionta (13) ASST: Scott Gomez (12), Barry Tallackson (1)
2 - 2 Tie
07:18
OTT
Jason Spezza (6) ASST: Dany Heatley (17), Wade Redden (16)
3 - 2 OTT
13:31
OTT
Brian McGrattan (1) ASST: Brian Pothier (6)
4 - 2 OTT
3rd Period
11:22
OTT
Mike Fisher (5) ASST: Vaclav Varada (2), Zdeno Chara (9)
5 - 2 OTT
13:44
NJD
John Madden (4) ASST: NONE
5 - 3 OTT
18:16
NJD
PPG - Grant Marshall (3) ASST: Paul Martin (11), Scott Gomez (13)
5 - 4 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
07:19
OTT
Chris Neil  Interference against  Paul Martin
10:26
NJD
John Madden  Hi-sticking against  Anton Volchenkov
10:26
NJD
John Madden  Hi-sticking against  Anton Volchenkov
11:24
OTT
Dany Heatley  Cross checking against  Tuomas Pihlman
15:09
NJD
Paul Martin  Hooking against  Martin Havlat
18:41
NJD
Brian Rafalski  Interference against  Peter Schaefer
19:47
OTT
Vaclav Varada  Hooking
2nd Period
03:48
OTT
Chris Phillips  Hooking against  Scott Gomez
05:54
OTT
Mike Fisher  Slashing against  Viktor Kozlov
3rd Period
00:34
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Holding against  Brian Gionta
06:36
OTT
Vaclav Varada  Hooking against  Paul Martin
16:35
OTT
Brian Pothier  Hooking against  Brian Gionta
17:03
OTT
Chris Kelly  Tripping against  Scott Gomez
19:28
OTT
Wade Redden  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
19:49
NJD
Grant Marshall  Roughing against  Zdeno Chara
19:49
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Roughing against  Grant Marshall
goalie stats
Martin Brodeur
SA: 42TOI: 59:08
Saves: 37EV: 31 - 35
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .881SH: 1 - 1
Ray Emery
Ray Emery
SA: 29TOI: 59:47
Saves: 25EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .862SH: 0 - 0
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