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Ottawa
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43-23-10-6
Washington
Capitals
23-46-10-3

21 SOG
14 SOG
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OTT
WSH
game recap

Ottawa Senators 4, Washington Capitals 1 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

Associated Press

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Ottawa Senators 4, Washington Capitals 1 FINAL
Ottawa Senators 4, Washington Capitals 1

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Peter Bondra is used to hearing cheers from Capitals fans. Sitting on the visiting bench in Washington will take a while to get used to.

Bondra, the Capitals' career scoring leader, had his five-game point streak snapped, but was showered with cheers of ``Let's Go Bondra'' and ``We Want Bondra'' throughout the Ottawa Senators' 4-1 victory over the Capitals on Monday night.

``It was a little bit different than a usual game,'' Bondra said. ``I tried to prepare as if it was any other game, but it obviously wasn't.''

The popular veteran was in his 13th season with Washington before being dealt to Ottawa on Feb. 18 for forward Brooks Laich and a second-round pick.

However, the Capitals, have also recently traded veterans Jaromir Jagr, Robert Lang, Michael Nylander and Sergei Gonchar. Washington sent forward Anson Carter to Los Angeles just before the start of the game against Ottawa.

``We seem to have been able to handle most of the changes,'' coach Glen Hanlon said. ``When something happens that close to game time it does become difficult, but that's part of what's going on here.''

Without Carter the Capitals continued to struggle on offense. They recorded just three shots in the first period and three more in the third.

Stephen Peat scored Washington's only goal at 6:28 of the second period, cutting the deficit to 2-1, but the Capitals failed on all five power-play chances.

Chris Phillips and Martin Havlat scored first-period goals, staking Ottawa to a 2-0 lead.

Wade Redden and Mike Fisher also scored for the Senators, who started a five-game road trip with their second straight victory.

``It's a game where you have to careful and it showed. They've been playing pretty well lately,'' Ottawa coach Jacques Martin said. ``We wanted to make sure we didn't give a whole lot and try to get ahead of them.''

Patrick Lalime made 13 saves, a big improvement since allowing nine goals in his two previous starts. It was just his second win in six starts.

Phillips opened the scoring at 8:14 of the first period with a wrist shot that fooled Sebastien Charpentier, starting in goal in place of Olaf Kolzig.

Kolzig, who has been rumored to be the next Capitals player to be traded before Tuesday's NHL deadline, said after the game that illness kept him out of the game. However, he knew that staying healthy around the trade deadline affected his value.

``I was fighting a bit of a stomach virus, which a few of us have gotten,'' Kolzig said. ``But I think a combination of that and if there were a trade to be made, obviously, they'd like me to be healthy.''

scoring summary
1st Period
08:14
OTT
Chris Phillips (4) ASST: Shaun Van Allen (9), Antoine Vermette (5)
1 - 0 OTT
16:36
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Martin Havlat (26) ASST: Marian Hossa (42), Shane Hnidy (5)
2 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
06:38
WSH
Stephen Peat (3) ASST: Trent Whitfield (3)
2 - 1 OTT
09:44
OTT
PPG - Wade Redden (15) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (43), Marian Hossa (43)
3 - 1 OTT
3rd Period
11:24
OTT
PPG - Mike Fisher (3) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (44), Brian Pothier (4)
4 - 1 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
11:25
OTT
Brian Pothier  Holding against  Alexander Semin
13:54
OTT
Josh Langfeld  Hooking against  Trent Whitfield
19:58
WSH
Stephen Peat  Hi-sticking against  Zdeno Chara
2nd Period
07:45
WSH
Alexander Semin  Hooking
08:18
WSH
Joel Kwiatkowski  Closing hand on puck
19:29
OTT
Shane Hnidy  Cross checking against  Alexander Semin
3rd Period
05:55
WSH
Alexander Semin  Hi-sticking
07:20
OTT
Jason Spezza  Closing hand on puck
09:00
OTT
Brian Pothier  Cross checking
09:42
WSH
Alexander Semin  Charging against  Zdeno Chara
17:06
WSH
Brendan Witt  Slashing against  Peter Bondra
19:47
OTT
Chris Neil  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Rick Berry
19:47
WSH
Rick Berry  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Chris Neil
goalie stats
Patrick Lalime
Patrick Lalime
SA: 14TOI: 59:40
Saves: 13EV: 8 - 9
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .929SH: 2 - 2
Sebastien Charpentier
SA: 21TOI: 60:00
Saves: 17EV: 13 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .810SH: 0 - 0