New York at Ottawa

    Senators 8, Rangers 5 wire reports

    OTTAWA -- Zack Smith and Chris Kelly each completed hat tricks with empty-net goals to seal the Ottawa Senators' 8-5 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

    Jesse Winchester tipped Peter Regin's slap shot past Martin Biron 14:12 into the third to put Ottawa ahead 6-5 after both teams had combined to blow five one-goal leads.

    Smith scored his third of the game into an empty net with 50.2 seconds remaining. Biron remained on the bench when Kelly added his third goal with 8 seconds left.

    Jarko Ruutu had a goal and an assist for Ottawa (3-4-1). The Senators host Buffalo in the season opener Friday.

    Former Ottawa center Todd White had a pair of goals for New York (4-2-0). The Rangers open Saturday in Buffalo.

    Mats Zuccarello scored 6:13 into the third to draw the Rangers even at 5. Artem Anisimov and Derek Stepan also scored for New York.

    Biron, whose long pass set up Stepan's goal, made 20 saves.

    Pascal Leclaire stopped 25 shots for Ottawa, which led 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, and 5-4.

    White scored short-handed for his second goal of the middle period at 16:33 to put New York up 4-3.

    Ruutu, who assisted on Kelly's short-handed goal in the first, tied it at 4 with 30 seconds left in the second.

    Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was given a major and a game misconduct 12:55 into the first for spearing Ottawa's Chris Neil.

    Neil and Milan Michalek left the game in the second with lower body injuries. A Senators spokesman said both players were removed from the game for precautionary reasons.

    Kelly, who scored a short-handed goal 9:08 in, got his second goal of the game 1:11 into the second. He got behind Rangers defensemen Steve Eminger and Ryan McDonagh to take Jason Spezza's long pass up the middle and drove in alone on Biron, beating him with a wrist shot into the top right corner.

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    1st Period
    9:08Chris Kelly - Assist: Jarkko Ruutu
    11:23Artem Anisimov - Assist: Dale Weise
    2nd Period
    1:11Chris Kelly - Assists: Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek
    3:11Todd White - Assists: Brandon Dubinsky and Matt Gilroy
    3:45Zack Smith - Assists: Peter Regin and Jesse Winchester
    8:03Derek Stepan - Assist: Martin Biron
    16:33Todd White - Assist: Ruslan Fedotenko
    19:30Jarkko Ruutu - Assists: Sergei Gonchar and Ryan Shannon
    3rd Period
    5:13Power Play - Zack Smith - Assists: Nick Foligno and Erik Karlsson
    6:13Mats Zuccarello - Assist: Tim Kennedy
    14:12Jesse Winchester - Assists: Zack Smith and David Hale
    19:09Zack Smith - Assist: Peter Regin
    19:52Chris Kelly - Assist: Ryan Shannon
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    4:22Brandon Dubinsky: roughing - double-minor
    4:22Dale Weise: fighting - major
    4:22Jason Spezza: roughing - minor
    4:22Nick Foligno: fighting - major
    8:38Ryan Shannon: hooking - minor
    12:55Derek Boogaard: spearing major - major
    12:55Derek Boogaard: game misconduct - misconduct
    16:19Nick Foligno: boarding - minor
    19:00Chris Kelly: holding - minor
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    5:12Erik Karlsson: delay-of-game - minor
    15:30Pavel Valentenko: holding - minor
    3rd Period
    4:14Pavel Valentenko: hooking - minor
    8:10Chris Phillips: tripping - minor
    19:09Michael Del Zotto: slashing - minor
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    Martin Biron58:59206
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