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Spezza scores, Anderson stops 27 shots for 4th shutout as Senators beat Maple Leafs 1-0

It was a hollow victory at best.The Ottawa Senators were more than happy to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 Saturday night at home o extend their win streak to four games. However, in the big picture it meant little."It was important for us to try and win this hockey game and send the fans home happy in the last home game," Ottawa's Jason Spezza said. "(The streak) shows that we can be a more consistent club, but it still doesn't matter because we didn't make the playoffs and that was our ultimate goal and we didn't get there. Obviously we've done some better things of late, but we would have liked to do that earlier in the season."Spezza scored the lone goal, and Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots for his fourth shutout of the season as the Senators played their final home game of the regular season. Ottawa wraps up the season Sunday against Pittsburgh.With the victory, the Senators matched their longest winning streak of the season and finished the year 18-17-6 at home. It was also the...

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