Hoffman, Senators crush Ducks

Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Mike Hoffman scored twice as the Ottawa
Senators roughed up the Anaheim Ducks, 6-2, on Friday.

Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad each posted a goal and an assist, while Milan
Michalek and Mark Stone also scored for the Senators, who have won four of
their last six.

Craig Anderson allowed just two goals on 32 shots in the win.

Ryan Getzlaf scored both goals while Ilya Bryzgalov gave up all six goals on
31 shots for the Ducks, who came into the game having won eight of their last

Ottawa scored just 2:03 in on an early power play as Erik Karlsson sent a one-
timed pass from the right point to the slot where Michalek redirected it in
for his third of the year.

Just over six minutes later, the Senators took a 2-0 lead after Mark
Borowiecki’s slap shot from the left point was stopped, and Stone snapped in
the rebound from down low.

Skating shorthanded, the Sens made it a 3-0 game as Turris skated through the
neutral zone and down the middle before cutting to the left circle and
snapping the puck into the right corner at 16:18 of the second.

Hoffman scored his first goal just 41 seconds later to give his team a four-
goal edge.

Getzlaf scored with just 44 seconds left in the second as he knocked in a one-
timer in front, and made it a two-goal game 1:49 into the third when he flew
down the left wing and bulled his way to the side of the net before lifting it

Ottawa, though, got one back four minutes later on Hoffman’s low shot between
the pads of Bryzgalov off a feed from Bobby Ryan, and Zibanejad put the
finishing touches on the game with his ninth of the year at 16:32.

Game Notes

Ottawa plays in Montreal on Saturday … Anaheim hosts San Jose on Monday …
The Senators went 1-for-2 on the power play, while the Ducks were 0-for-3 …
Ryan and Karlsson each had two assists.