OTTAWA (AP) – Ray Emery made 27 saves for his second straight shutout, Daniel Alfredsson scored in the first minute and Ottawa Senators extended the New York Rangers’ losing streak to seven games with a 1-0 victory Friday night.

Ottawa won its third in a row, two nights after Emery stopped 18 shots in a 2-0 home win over the New York Islanders.

The Rangers were shut out for the second straight game. The losing streak is their longest since an eight-game skid in the wake of the 2004 trading deadline.

New York, which hadn’t been held scoreless in consecutive games since the beginning of the 2003-04 season, had been shut out just once in its first 37 games before Tuesday night’s 2-0 road loss to the New York Islanders.

Alfredsson gave Ottawa a sudden lead when he tipped Chris Phillips’ shot past Henrik Lundqvist at 32 seconds.

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