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

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.