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Anderson gets shutout, MacArthur scores to lead Senators over Panthers 1-0 before small crowd

  • Florida Panthers right wing Brad Boyes (24) attempts a shot at Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Florida Panthers right wing Brad Boyes (24) attempts a shot at Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) and right wing Mark Stone (61) celebrate after the Senators defeated the Florida Panthers 1-0 in an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) and right wing Mark Stone (61) celebrate after the Senators defeated the Florida Panthers 1-0 in an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators defenseman Patrick Wiercioch (46) slams Florida Panthers right wing Scottie Upshall (19) into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Ottawa Senators defenseman Patrick Wiercioch (46) slams Florida Panthers right wing Scottie Upshall (19) into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

Craig Anderson made 30 saves, Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal and the Ottawa Senators beat winless Florida 1-0 Monday night in front of the smallest crowd in Panthers history.

MacArthur raced up the middle of the ice past two Florida defenders and sent a backhander past Roberto Luongo at 15:34 of the second period for Ottawa's second power-play goal in 14 opportunities this season.

That was enough for Anderson, who earned his 27th career shutout to help the Senators finish 2-1 on their season-opening road trip.

The announced crowd of 7,311 — it appeared much smaller — in Florida's second home game of the season broke the previous franchise low of 10,063 against Carolina on Oct. 31, 2007.