March 12, 2016 11:09 pm
Updated: March 12, 2016 11:10 pm

Anderson perfect in net as Senators shut out Maple Leafs 4-0

Toronto Maple Leafs' Brooks Laich (23) looks for the loose puck as Ottawa Senators' Chris Wideman (45) and goalie Craig Anderson (41) look on during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Saturday, March 12, 2016.


OTTAWA – Craig Anderson made 29 saves for his fourth shutout of the year as the Ottawa Senators shut out the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on Saturday.

Mika Zibanejad, Cody Ceci, Zack Smith and Mark Stone scored as the Senators (32-30-8) swept their season series with Toronto.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau added three assists.

Garret Sparks, making his third straight start for the Leafs (22-34-11) stopped 13 shots. Coincidentally, Sparks used to work for Anderson at his goaltending school in Chicago.

Ottawa snapped a three-game losing streak and saved face after an ugly 6-2 loss to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

While this current edition of the Maple Leafs – filled with minor league callups, most of whom are NHL rookies – can hardly compare to the Panthers, the Senators knew things would get ugly if they put up another sub-par performance.

Despite the number of new faces on the young Toronto roster, a good portion of the 18,557 on hand at Canadian Tire Centre were cheering for the Maple Leafs.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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