NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Calgary|
(Wednesday, March 5th)
Final Score: Calgary 4, Ottawa 1
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Joni Ortio made 30 saves for his first NHL
win and the Calgary Flames beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Ortio, making his second NHL start, had his shutout bid spoiled with 9:36
remaining when Kyle Turris sticked around him on the low right side after
picking up a loose puck in the slot.
Markus Granlund scored his first NHL goal and Paul Byron, Joe Colborne and
Mike Cammalleri also found the net for the Flames, who won for the second time
in three games.
"It felt good," Granlund said of his first NHL goal. "I feel more comfortable
every day. I just keep going."
Craig Anderson gave up four goals on 28 shots for the Senators, who have lost
four of their last five.
Both teams were active at the trade deadline Wednesday.
The Flames shipped right wing Lee Stempniak to Pittsburgh and goaltender Reto
Berra to Colorado, getting a second- and third-round pick in this year's draft
The Senators acquired forward Ales Hemsky from Edmonton for a pair of draft
picks and signed defenseman Chris Phillips to a two-year contract extension.
Hemsky played 16 minutes and had two shots in his Ottawa debut and said he was
excited to be in a playoff race after moving on from last-place Edmonton.
"I expected I would be moved. They talked about it in the summer," said
Hemsky, who played his first 11 seasons for the Oilers. "So I prepared for
that. I knew it would happen, I just didn't know where."
Granlund, a 20-year-old center playing in his fourth NHL game, scored 2:04
into the game on a rebound in the slot to give Calgary a 1-0 lead.
Byron one-timed a pass from Mark Giordano for a power-play goal 9:12 into the
second period and Colborne scored from the low left side with 2:47 left in the
period to make it 3-0.
After Turris' goal, Cammalleri restored Calgary's three-goal lead 58 seconds
later on a power play, scoring from the low right circle.
Calgary center Jiri Hudler left the game with an upper-body injury after he
was checked hard by Ottawa forward Clarke MacArthur in the opening seconds of
the third period. MacArthur's shoulder check sent Hudler back-first into the
Calgary recalled forwards Corban Knight and Max Reinhart and goaltender Joey
MacDonald from Abbotsford on Wednesday and assigned defenseman Derek Smith to
the AHL team. Knight and Reinhart both played and Reinhart had an assist ...
Ottawa assigned defenseman Joe Corvo to Chicago of the AHL ... Buffalo claimed
winger Cory Conacher off waivers from the Senators on Wednesday ... Calgary
remains home to play the Islanders on Friday ... The Senators close out a
four-game road trip on Saturday at Winnipeg.
03/06 01:47:14 ET