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Ortio posts first NHL win as Flames beat up on Senators

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The Canadian Press
3/6/2014 12:31:58 AM
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CALGARY - Markus Granlund's first NHL goal helped fellow Finnish rookie Joni Ortio record his first NHL win Wednesday night as the Calgary Flames beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1.

Granlund scored 2:04 into the first period.

Max Reinhart, on his first NHL shift of the season, neatly stripped the puck from Zack Smith at the Senators blue-line. As he moved in, his attempted shot deflected into the slot where Granlund buried a shot past Craig Anderson.

The Flames would never look back as Ortio, in his second NHL start, made 30 saves.

Paul Byron, Joe Colborne and Mike Cammalleri also scored for Calgary (24-31-7). Rookie Sean Monahan chipped in with two assists. The Flames have won six of their last seven games at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Kyle Turris with his 20th of the season scored the lone goal for Ottawa (27-25-11). The Senators, who have lost four of their last five, will wrap up a four-game road trip in Winnipeg on Saturday.

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