O'Reilly had 4-point game, Blues beat Senators 6-4

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Anders Nilsson took the blame for the Ottawa Senators staying winless.

Nilsson stopped 31 shots in his first start of the season as Ottawa fell to the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Thursday night.

''It's a lot of goals, I feel like I want back,'' Nilsson said. ''If I do a better job on my part and do my job a little better, we would have had the two points.''

David Perron's second goal of the game proved to be the winner for the Blues. The goal was also Perron's 200th NHL goal.

Oskar Sundqvist, Jay Bouwmeester, Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues. Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and three assists and Jake Allen made 25 saves in his season debut.

Vitaly Abramov, Artem Anisimov, Chris Tierney and Anthony Duclair scored for the Senators (0-3-0), who are off to their worst start after losing three straight games in regulation.

Overall the Senators played a stronger, harder game and had a chance to win, but in the end came up short.

''I thought we did a good job half the game,'' Tierney said. ''Sometimes we were putting the puck in, getting pucks deep, getting on the forecheck and creating plays and other times we were careless with it and it ends up in the back of our net. We've got to clean up some areas defensively.''

Perron broke a 4-all tie with less than five minutes remaining and O'Reilly sealed the win with an empty-net goal.

''We just seemed to get a couple bounces,'' said O'Reilly. ''Last year, it felt like at the beginning of the year every kind of bounce that could go wrong did and we couldn't find a way to close games out, but it's a different year and we've improved.''

The Blues made it 3-3 early in the third as Bouwmeester fired from just inside the blue line, through traffic, and beat Nilsson between the pads.

St. Louis got its first lead at the 12-minute mark of the third when a giveaway by the Senators gave Schenn a breakaway. Less than two minutes later Ottawa tied it at 4-all as Duclair took a pass in the slot and beat Allen.

Trailing 2-0, Perron got the Blues on the board with a power-play goal midway through the second.

The Blues tied the game as Sundqvist grabbed a loose puck off the faceoff and got a wrist shot off that beat Nilsson low on the glove side. The Senators regained the lead late in the period as Tierney, with his first of the season, scored shorthanded.

Ottawa took a 2-0 lead in the final minute of the first period as Anisimov fired a one-timer from the slot for his first goal with the Senators. Vladislav Namestnikov, acquired Monday by the Senators, had an assist on the play.

Ottawa opened the scoring midway through the first as Scott Sabourin fed Abramov, who had a wide-open net, for his first NHL goal.

NOTES: Ottawa D Cody Goloubef and LW Mikkel Boedker were healthy scratches. ... The Blues were without C Robert Thomas (upper body), while D Carl Gunnarsson and LW Mackenzie MacEachern were healthy scratches.

UP NEXT

Blues: At Montreal on Saturday night.

Senators: Home against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

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STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
I. Barbashev LW01103/4014:341
S. Blais LW00030/0014:096
R. Bortuzzo D00010/0012:111
J. Bouwmeester D10130/0021:560
T. Bozak C02105/7014:063
V. Dunn D00240/0017:351
R. Fabbri LW00030/0011:553
J. Faulk D00-220/0020:151
R. O'Reilly C13129/7019:391
C. Parayko D01150/0023:394
D. Perron RW20140/0020:431
A. Pietrangelo D01030/0021:361
Z. Sanford LW00010/0007:520
B. Schenn LW10029/12017:446
J. Schwartz LW00-100/1017:171
A. Steen RW01100/0013:220
O. Sundqvist C10023/5014:502
V. Tarasenko RW00-120/0016:410
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
V. Abramov RW10130/0208:170
A. Anisimov C10-127/3015:231
M. Borowiecki D00110/0018:286
E. Brannstrom D01-110/0014:590
C. Brown RW01001/1019:521
T. Chabot D00-210/0022:492
D. DeMelo D00020/0018:254
A. Duclair LW10-130/0012:570
T. Ennis LW00-120/0016:554
R. Hainsey D00000/0020:221
V. Namestnikov LW01-120/0016:550
J. Pageau C00039/12013:201
B. Ryan RW01101/0210:532
S. Sabourin RW01100/0208:162
C. Tierney C10-1210/3015:273
B. Tkachuk LW00-263/2018:313
C. White C00-105/8217:471
N. Zaitsev D01010/0024:571
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Allen (W)2942559:56
GOALIESSA
J. Allen (W)29
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Nilsson (L)3653158:57
GOALIESSA
A. Nilsson (L)36
GOAL Ryan O'Reilly (Empty net shot), Assist: Tyler Bozak
LEGEND:GoalsShotsGoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • STL
      18:44GOAL Ryan O'Reilly (Empty net shot), Assist: Tyler Bozak
    • STL
      14:54GOAL David Perron (Wrist shot), Assists: Tyler Bozak and Ryan O'Reilly
    • OTT
      14:12GOAL Anthony Duclair (Wrist shot), Assists: Bobby Ryan and Erik Brannstrom
    • STL
      12:47GOAL Brayden Schenn (Wrist shot)
    • STL
      01:38GOAL Jay Bouwmeester (Slap shot), Assists: Ryan O'Reilly and Colton Parayko
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • OTT
      17:49(SH) GOAL Chris Tierney (Wrist shot)
    • STL
      11:32GOAL Oskar Sundqvist (Wrist shot), Assists: Alexander Steen and Ivan Barbashev
    • STL
      09:07(PP) GOAL David Perron (Snap shot), Assists: Ryan O'Reilly and Alex Pietrangelo
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • OTT
      19:07GOAL Artem Anisimov (Snap shot), Assists: Connor Brown and Vladislav Namestnikov
    • OTT
      08:10GOAL Vitaly Abramov (Wrist shot), Assists: Scott Sabourin and Nikita Zaitsev
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • OTT
      09:30Colin White penalty Holding - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • OTT
      17:39Vitaly Abramov penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • OTT
      08:37Scott Sabourin penalty Hooking - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • OTT
      10:13Bobby Ryan penalty Tripping - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
STL
OTT
Shots on Goal3729
Goals in Power Play10
Faceoff Wins2936
Penalties04
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties04
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
STL
Shots on Goal37
Goals in Power Play1
Faceoff Wins29
Penalties0
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties0
Misconducts0
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STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
I. Barbashev LW01103/4014:341
S. Blais LW00030/0014:096
R. Bortuzzo D00010/0012:111
J. Bouwmeester D10130/0021:560
T. Bozak C02105/7014:063
V. Dunn D00240/0017:351
R. Fabbri LW00030/0011:553
J. Faulk D00-220/0020:151
R. O'Reilly C13129/7019:391
C. Parayko D01150/0023:394
D. Perron RW20140/0020:431
A. Pietrangelo D01030/0021:361
Z. Sanford LW00010/0007:520
B. Schenn LW10029/12017:446
J. Schwartz LW00-100/1017:171
A. Steen RW01100/0013:220
O. Sundqvist C10023/5014:502
V. Tarasenko RW00-120/0016:410
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
V. Abramov RW10130/0208:170
A. Anisimov C10-127/3015:231
M. Borowiecki D00110/0018:286
E. Brannstrom D01-110/0014:590
C. Brown RW01001/1019:521
T. Chabot D00-210/0022:492
D. DeMelo D00020/0018:254
A. Duclair LW10-130/0012:570
T. Ennis LW00-120/0016:554
R. Hainsey D00000/0020:221
V. Namestnikov LW01-120/0016:550
J. Pageau C00039/12013:201
B. Ryan RW01101/0210:532
S. Sabourin RW01100/0208:162
C. Tierney C10-1210/3015:273
B. Tkachuk LW00-263/2018:313
C. White C00-105/8217:471
N. Zaitsev D01010/0024:571
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Allen (W)2942559:56
GOALIESSA
J. Allen (W)29
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Nilsson (L)3653158:57
GOALIESSA
A. Nilsson (L)36
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
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SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
I. Barbashev LW01103/4014:341
S. Blais LW00030/0014:096
R. Bortuzzo D00010/0012:111
J. Bouwmeester D10130/0021:560
T. Bozak C02105/7014:063
V. Dunn D00240/0017:351
R. Fabbri LW00030/0011:553
J. Faulk D00-220/0020:151
R. O'Reilly C13129/7019:391
C. Parayko D01150/0023:394
D. Perron RW20140/0020:431
A. Pietrangelo D01030/0021:361
Z. Sanford LW00010/0007:520
B. Schenn LW10029/12017:446
J. Schwartz LW00-100/1017:171
A. Steen RW01100/0013:220
O. Sundqvist C10023/5014:502
V. Tarasenko RW00-120/0016:410
Total6903729/360-32
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
V. Abramov RW10130/0208:170
A. Anisimov C10-127/3015:231
M. Borowiecki D00110/0018:286
E. Brannstrom D01-110/0014:590
C. Brown RW01001/1019:521
T. Chabot D00-210/0022:492
D. DeMelo D00020/0018:254
A. Duclair LW10-130/0012:570
T. Ennis LW00-120/0016:554
R. Hainsey D00000/0020:221
V. Namestnikov LW01-120/0016:550
J. Pageau C00039/12013:201
B. Ryan RW01101/0210:532
S. Sabourin RW01100/0208:162
C. Tierney C10-1210/3015:273
B. Tkachuk LW00-263/2018:313
C. White C00-105/8217:471
N. Zaitsev D01010/0024:571
Total4602936/298-32
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Allen (W)2942559:56
GOALIESSA
J. Allen (W)29
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Nilsson (L)3653158:57
GOALIESSA
A. Nilsson (L)36
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

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