NHL Game Summary - Columbus at Ottawa |
(Thursday, November 13th)
Final Score: Ottawa 5, Columbus 2
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Marian Hossa scored two goals and assisted on
two others, as the Ottawa Senators rolled to a 5-2 victory over the Columbus
Blue Jackets at Corel Centre.
Radek Bonk, Zdeno Chara and Wade Redden also found the back of the net for
Ottawa, which set a franchise record with five power-play goals. Bonk added
a pair of assists as the Senators improved to 2-0 since a five-game winless
Patrick Lalime allowed two first-period goals, but was strong for the rest of
the game as the Senators scored five unanswered for the win. Lalime ended with
Trevor Letowski and David Vyborny scored for the Blue Jackets, who had a
three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) halted. Fred Brathwaite stopped 30-of-35
Down 2-1 after 20 minutes, Ottawa tied the game on a power play early in the
second when Chara, off a feed from Jason Spezza behind the net, one-timed a
shot past Brathwaite just 2:12 into the period.
Hossa then gave the Senators their first lead of the game after a break in
play later in the second. Ottawa won a faceoff and controlled the puck down
low. Hossa moved in below the right circle and wristed his eighth of the
season into the net for a 3-2 lead with 7:27 remaining.
Redden's goal on a 5-on-3 gave Ottawa a 4-2 advantage with 2:54 left in the
second period, and Hossa scored less than three minutes into the third period
for the final margin.
Columbus jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal just 2:50 into the
first period, scoring when Letowski deflected Duvie Westcott's shot through
Lalime for his first goal of the season.
Vyborny made it 2-0 later in the period when, on a shorthanded rush, his
centering pass was deflected right back to him by Ottawa defenseman Redden.
Vyborny kept the puck and stuffed it home at 8:03 for his ninth goal.
But the Senators came right back, pulling within 2-1 less than two minutes
later on Bonk's power-play tally. The play started beneath the right circle
with Hossa controlling the puck and sending a pass to Daniel Alfredsson at the
point. His high-rising shot was defected into the back of the net by Bonk at
Hossa returned after missing Tuesday's win at Atlanta with a sore
foot...Brathwaite is 0-3-0 on the season...The Senators opened a four-game
homestand...Ottawa is 3-0-2 in five all-time meetings with Columbus, including
a 2-0-1 home mark...Ottawa had 12 power plays...Columbus was 1-for-9 with the
man advantage...Columbus' Espen Knutsen left the game in the second with a
bruised hip, while Vyborny left with a bruised arm in the same period. Both
were the result of hits by Chara.
11/13 22:36:41 ET