TORONTO – Craig Anderson stopped 47 shots through overtime in his Senators debut and was also perfect in the shootout as Ottawa outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 on Saturday night.
Anderson, acquired from the Colorado Avalanche on Friday for goalie Brian Elliott, made a tremendous pad stop on Phil Kessel in overtime to send the game to a shootout.
Jason Spezza beat rookie Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer with a hard shot off the crossbar in the tiebreaker to give the Senators their first win after regulation this season.
With Carolina and Atlanta both losing on Saturday, Toronto gained little ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Maple Leafs are seven points back of eighth-place Carolina.
The Senators (19-31-9) won for just the second time in 15 games.
Both teams have been busy in recent days, trading some of the more established players off their roster for draft picks and prospects.
Anderson was the best player on the ice for the Senators, stopping all 30 shots he faced through 40 minutes and another 17 before the shootout. His best save in regulation came on Luke Schenn with less than 10 minutes to play in the third period when he got his glove on a shot while down on the ice.
The Leafs went 0 for 6 with a man advantage one night after trading power-play quarterback Tomas Kaberle to Boston.
Toronto and Ottawa entered the night with 28th- and 29th-ranked offenses in the NBA and it showed.
The Senators managed to get a puck behind Reimer about two minutes into the game, but a lengthy video review determined it didn't cross the line until after the play was blown dead.
Notes: Ottawa C Peter Regin appeared to be injured after taking a hit by Joey Crabb in the third period. ... Six players who took part in the Jan. 1 meeting between the teams are playing elsewhere — Kaberle (Boston), Francois Beauchemin (Anaheim), Kris Versteeg (Philadelphia), Mike Fisher (Nashville), Chris Kelly (Boston) and Elliott (Colorado). ... Toronto forward Colby Armstrong missed his fourth straight game because of blurry vision.