NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Edmonton
(Thursday, November 17th)
Final Score: Ottawa 5, Edmonton 2
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - The Ottawa Senators struck for a trio of first-period goals and rode that momentum to a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.
Craig Anderson made 12 of his 22 saves in the third for Ottawa, which has won three straight games since a five-game skid. The Senators improved to 3-1-0 on their six-game road trip.
"We played pretty good in our end and didn't let them get too many second or third opportunities," said Ottawa head coach Paul MacLean. "Once we got those first two goals we were able to relax a little."
Devan Dubnyk replaced Nikolai Khabibulin to start the middle stanza and stopped seven shots for the Oilers, who have lost four in a row and five of six.
Despite being outshot 8-7, the Senators held a sizeable lead through 20 minutes.
Colin Greening and Kaspars Daugavins scored nine seconds apart for the visitors and Milan Michalek tallied with 57 seconds remaining to make it 3-0 heading into the second period.
"We had a hard time coming back from that and that's too bad," Oilers head coach Tom Renney said about the first period.
Anton Lander put Edmonton on the board when he streaked down the right wing and fired a wrister past Anderson at the 2:14 mark of the second. The short- handed tally was the first of his career.
Jesse Winchester restored Ottawa's three-goal cushion and Zenon Konopka made it 5-1 in the third.
Ryan Jones netted a power-play goal for Edmonton in the final minute.
Ottawa has won five straight at Edmonton...Senators forward Jason Spezza collected two assists...Edmonton defensemen Andy Sutton (groin) and Corey Potter (right ankle) both left the game...Oilers D-man Cam Barker is scheduled to undergo ankle surgery and will be out indefinitely, possibly for as long as three months.
11/18 01:40:18 ET