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Video: Senators’ new ‘rookie line’ spoils Clemmensen otherwise perfect night

Apr 8, 2013, 12:27 AM EST

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 7: Cory Conacher of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his goal with teammates against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on April 7, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

The Ottawa Senators have dropped four straight games, but they might have also witnessed the start of a new era on Sunday.

When the Senators acquired Calder Trophy contender Cory Conacher from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, they were adding to a team that was already brimming with up-and-coming forwards.

The Senators decided to embrace that by putting Conacher, 23, on a line with 22-year-old Jakob Silfverberg and 19-year-old Mika Zibanejad.

The trio of rookies showed what they could do Sunday night when they combined for a goal against Florida Panthers netminder Scott Clemmensen:

Clemmensen was otherwise perfect Sunday night, stopping 40 shots to lead the Panthers to a 2-1 victory against Ottawa.

If anything, that makes the rookie line’s efforts all the more impressive because, as you can see below, he wasn’t exactly easy to beat Sunday night:

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