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Mike Hoffman scores twice, Craig Anderson stops 34 shots as Senators blank Wild 3-0

  • Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) makes a pad-save as Minnesota Wild's Thomas Vanek (26) and Senators' Eric Gryba (62) react during third-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

    Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) makes a pad-save as Minnesota Wild's Thomas Vanek (26) and Senators' Eric Gryba (62) react during third-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris, right, checks Minnesota Wild's Thomas Vanek (26) as Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) attempts to reach a loose puck during first-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

    Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris, right, checks Minnesota Wild's Thomas Vanek (26) as Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) attempts to reach a loose puck during first-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators' David Legwand (17) and Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu (9) battle for the puck as Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom (32) looks on during second-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

    Ottawa Senators' David Legwand (17) and Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu (9) battle for the puck as Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom (32) looks on during second-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Hoffman scored twice and Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots to lead the Ottawa Senators over the Minnesota Wild 3-0 Thursday night.

Clarke MacArthur also had a goal for the Senators. Anderson earned his second shutout this season and the 28th of his career.

Niklas Backstrom made 14 saves for Minnesota.

The Wild have outshot their opponents in all 12 games this season, but they've lost their past two.

Hoffman made it 3-0 at 2:06 of the third period with his second goal of the night in front of 16,867 at Canadian Tire Place. Mark Stone, who extended his point streak to five games, found Hoffman all alone and he fired a shot that easily beat Backstrom.