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Recap - Senators Defeat Pittsburgh 8-4

Pittsburgh couldn't hang with the Senators on Saturday as Ottawa blasted the Penguins 8-4 at Scotiabank Place.

The Senators were a +166 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Ottawa got goals from Daniel Alfredsson (2), Sergei Gonchar, Chris Phillips, Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek, Kyle Turris, and Colin Greening in the victory. Michalek opened the scoring at 9:06 of the first period.

Craig Anderson stopped 19 of 20 Pittsburgh shots in the victory.

Pittsburgh got goals from Matt Cooke (2), Sidney Crosby, and Tyler Kennedy in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Brad Thiessen stopped 20 of 28 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Ottawa scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Pittsburgh went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Ottawa lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 40-28.

Ottawa heads into a battle against the Jets. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Jersey.