Condon Makes 27 Saves as Ottawa Beat Canucks 1-0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Condon made 27 saves in his Ottawa debut and the Senators blanked Vancouver 1-0 on Thursday night, the fourth time the Canucks have been shut out in five games.
Mike Hoffman scored the lone goal for the Senators (7-3-0).
Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves for the Canucks (4-6-1), who have lost seven straight (0-6-1).
Ottawa made the most of a giveaway by Erik Gudbranson at the 14-minute mark of the second period as Markstrom tried to play the loose puck, but instead left a wide-open cage for Hoffman.
Condon, who was acquired from Pittsburgh for a 2017 fifth-round draft pick, arrived in Ottawa on Wednesday after a long day of travel from Los Angeles. He was on the ice for Thursday morning's skate and was given the start.
Condon made his first NHL start last season in Ottawa, on Oct. 11, as a member of the Montreal Canadiens and posted a 3-1 victory.