Blackhawks 2, Senators

CHICAGO - Cristobal Huet stopped 23 shots to earn his first shutout with Chicago and Patrick Kane scored an early goal as the Blackhawks beat Ottawa.

The Senators, who were 4-1-3 in their previous eight games, entered tied with Tampa Bay for the fewest goals in the NHL. They had a 5-on-3 advantage for 64 seconds in the opening period, but managed only one shot and finished the game 0-for-6 on the power play.

The Blackhawks had their 14th straight home sellout, two more than all of last season.

Ottawa 0 0 0 – 0

Chicago 1 0 1 – 2

First period:

1, Chicago, Kane 13 (Sharp), 5:17 (pp).

Penalties:

Ruutu, Ott (roughing), 3:31; Kane, Chi (high-sticking), 11:24; Keith, Chi (delay of game), 12:20; Fisher, Ott (holding stick), 15:20.

Second period:

None.

Penalties:

Kane, Chi (high-sticking), 2:26; Neil, Ott, major (fighting), 4:39; Brouwer, Chi, major (fighting), 4:39; J.Smith, Ott (holding), 8:18; Kane, Chi, double minor (high-sticking), 13:58.

Third period:

2, Chicago, Brouwer 3, 19:19 (en).

Penalties:

Picard, Ott (hooking), :40; Volchenkov, Ott (delay of game), 2:50; Walker, Chi (tripping), 6:26; Neil, Ott (high-sticking), 11:10.

Shots on Goal:

Ottawa 9-7-7–23. Chicago 12-7-11–30.

Power-play opportunities:

Ottawa 0 of 6; Chicago 1 of 6.

Goalies:

Ottawa, Gerber 1-5-1 (29 shots-28 saves). Chicago, Huet 6-5-3 (23-23).

Referees:

Greg Kimmerly, Brad Meier.

Linesmen:

Ryan Galloway, Scott Cherrey.

Attendance:

21,614 (20,500).

Time:

2:16.