Senators 2, Red Wings 0
Jan. 07, 1999
DETROIT (AP) _ Ottawa's Ron Tugnutt got the shutout as the Senators extended their unbeaten streak to a franchise-high six games while becoming the first team to blank the Detroit Red Wings at home in nearly 11 years, winning 2-0 Wednesday night.
Andreas Dackell and Igor Kravchuk scored for Ottawa. Tugnutt made 24 saves as Detroit failed to score at Joe Louis Arena for the first time since Toronto's Felix Potvin blanked the Red Wings on Jan. 21, 1998.
The Senators, in their seventh season, are 4-0-2 in their last six games. The club had gone unbeaten in five games on three occasions.
Dackell got his ninth goal on a power play at 8:45 of the first period by being in the right spot at the right time.
Alexei Yashin set up the play with a nice drop pass to Jason York, who blasted a shot from just inside the blue line. Detroit goalie Chris Osgood appeared not to see the shot because he was screened by several players, including Dackell.
York swung so hard on the shot that he fell down on his follow-through. The puck glanced into the net off the skate of Dackell, who also didn't appear to know where it was.
Tugnutt made it stand up under some withering shots in the second period. Tugnutt made two big saves on Steve Yzerman and two more on Martin Lapointe, all from between the circles.
Kravchuk scored his second goal with 6:46 left with a shot off Osgood's stick.
The Senators, who outshot Detroit 30-24, had a goal waved off 40 seconds into the second period because the puck was above the waist when Radek Bonk swatted it into the net, baseball style.