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Regin, Fisher fuel Senators over Blues

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Peter Regin made his first NHL goal a

memorable one.

The rookie scored with just under two minutes remaining in the

third period to snap a tie as the Ottawa Senators recorded a 3-1

triumph over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

Mike Fisher added both a shorthanded and empty-net goal and

rookie Brian Elliott made 22 saves for Ottawa, which improved to

6-14-3 on the road this season.

"For once on the road, we played 60 minutes of hard-working

hockey," Senators coach Craig Hartsburg said. "It's what we've

been asking for, and we got it tonight."

Brad Winchester scored and Chris Mason turned aside 27 shots for

St. Louis, which fell to 3-1-1 in its last five games.

"We certainly made them work for what they did get, but they got

chances they shouldn't have. That was a team we could have

beaten," Mason said. "We played a lot harder in the third

period, but it stinks with the result. We've let a lot of games

get away like that this year, and to let them score with two

minutes left kind of leaves a bit of a mark."

"We had them right there to beat them, and we didn't get it

done," St. Louis defenseman Jeff Woywitka added. "We were

playing well before the break and, unfortunately, we didn't get

it done."

With 1:57 remaining in the third and the contest tied at 1-1,

Regin skated around the net and wristed a shot that beat Mason

just inside the right goalpost.

"I got around quicker than I thought I would, then I tried to

shoot it high but missed and the puck went low," the 22-year-old

Regin said. "Often, that's how you score. You miss the puck a

little. You miss, but you make anyway. It was strange, but

it's still my first goal, and it's something I've dreamed about

since I was a kid - a dream come true for me."

"Peter showed speed, showed skill and good poise with the puck,"

Hartsburg said. "He a gifted player and could do many great

things in this league."

Recalled from Binghamton of the American Hockey League on

Tuesday, Regin is the fifth player born in Denmark to appear in

an NHL game, joining Poul Popiel, Frans Nielsen, Jannik Hansen

and Mikkel Boedker.

Fisher added an empty-netter with 33 seconds remaining to seal

the win and cap his first multi-goal performance of the season.

It was his seventh goal of the campaign and fourth in his last

six games.

With his team shorthanded, Fisher opened the scoring midway

through the first period. After collecting a loose puck, he

wristed a shot past Mason from the slot with 9:54 remaining in

the session.

"We did a good job of forechecking on that first PK, and then

(captain Daniel Alfredsson) picked up that loose puck, kept it

alive behind the net, and finally I had a chance to do something

with it," Fisher said. "It was a heck of a way to start, but we

ended up making our defense work too hard. Thankfully, Peter

made a play at the end."

Winchester leveled the contest just under three minutes later,

when he tapped Woywitka's centering pass past Elliott for his

eighth tally of the campaign.

"They caught our marking around the net a little off on the

first goal, but otherwise, we hung tough," Elliott said. "We

need to understand that we need do this more on the road."

The Senators had a chance to regain the lead while on a two-man

advantage in the waning moments of the middle period, but

All-Star Dany Heatley's slap shot hit the right goalpost.


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