Senators snap 6-game winless skid, beat Coyotes 3-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Marcus Hogberg made 32 saves and the Ottawa Senators snapped a six-game winless streak with a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

Vladislav Namestnikov, Brady Tkachuk and Nick Paul each scored for the Senators, who opened a season-high six-game homestand by ending a four-game skid (0-2-2) at home.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Jordan Oesterle scored for the Coyotes, while Antti Raanta stopped 28 shots.

Arizona wrapped up its four-game road trip Thursday with a 1-2-1 record. The Coyotes, who host Washington on Saturday, are in a tight playoff race in the Pacific Division and hope to gain ground on Calgary and Vegas.

''We can't look too far ahead,'' Ekman-Larsson said. ''We've got to look at the next one here on Saturday, I believe. On Saturday, we've got to get some wins together at home and play better and go from there.''

Hogberg preserved Ottawa's 2-1 lead by starting off the third period with two saves on Lawson Crouse.

Paul then gave the Senators a two-goal advantage as Raanta got a piece of his snap shot, but it got past the Arizona goalie and dropped into the net. The goal was Paul's first since Dec. 30.

''There's very few games this year he hasn't had good legs,'' Ottawa coach D.J. Smith said. ''He's a dependable guy that can play in all situations. ... He's playing every game to stay in the league and those are the hungry guys you want on your team.''

The Coyotes battled back as Oesterle beat Hogberg five-hole two minutes later, but Arizona couldn't get the equalizer.

''A couple games, we've kind of left him out to dry at the start,'' Tkachuk said. ''We wanted to put the pressure off him and try to get pucks behind and be physical and try to create turnovers, and I thought we did that pretty well in the first and a little in the second.''

Hogberg was spectacular for Ottawa in the second period, making great saves on Vinnie Hinostroza and Nick Schmaltz. Arizona was finally able to beat him with a power-play goal late in the period.

Ekman-Larsson took a feed from Taylor Hall and put a shot through traffic that took a bounce off Namestnikov on its way to the net.

Hogberg said he has had frequent chats with goalie coach Pierre Groulx ''to try and be more calm and don't move too much.'' Hogberg added: ''I think that's helping me a lot.''

The Senators, who were 0-4-2 in their last six, got the start they were looking for as they took a 2-0 first-period lead.

Ottawa opened the scoring just 2:50 into the first period as Drake Batherson chased down a dumped puck and dropped a pass back to Namestnikov, who beat Raanta from in close.

Tkachuk made it 2-0 as he tipped Thomas Chabot's point shot for his 17th of the season.

''Not ready to go, my fault,'' Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. ''The game plan was there. Ottawa likes throwing pucks to the net and we just didn't box out. I thought (Raanta) could have helped out on the dump in on the first one, but saying that, we were chasing the game after that.''

NOTES: Ottawa's Tyler Ennis played in his 600th career game. ... Mark Borowiecki returned to the Senators' lineup after missing the last two games for the birth of his son Miles. But, Borowiecki was injured during Paul's goal when he collided near Ottawa's bench and hobbled off the ice. Smith said there was no fracture, but added that Borowiecki would likely be ''out some time.''

UP NEXT

Coyotes: host Washington on Saturday night.

Senators: host Toronto on Saturday night.

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123T
ARI28-24-8
0112
OTT19-27-11
2013
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Chychrun D00-240/0025:393
L. Crouse LW00030/0014:232
C. Dvorak C00046/8017:550
O. Ekman-Larsson D10-140/0220:371
C. Fischer RW00-100/0007:491
C. Garland RW00-110/1014:430
A. Goligoski D00-200/0024:342
T. Hall LW01021/0219:051
V. Hinostroza RW00021/0016:460
N. Hjalmarsson D00020/0017:411
C. Keller LW00-210/1017:400
P. Kessel RW00010/1017:200
I. Lyubushkin D00100/0014:373
J. Oesterle D10030/0015:561
B. Richardson C00-104/4011:002
N. Schmaltz RW01-144/3016:540
C. Soderberg C00020/0008:282
D. Stepan C000110/10014:311
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Anisimov C01126/3012:580
D. Batherson RW01150/0016:154
M. Borowiecki D00100/0014:139
C. Brown RW01110/1020:161
T. Chabot D01130/0022:072
F. Chlapik LW00-111/0009:331
D. DeMelo D00010/0019:040
A. Duclair RW00110/0011:550
T. Ennis LW00-140/0011:413
R. Hainsey D00100/0021:560
V. Namestnikov LW10130/0015:362
J. Pageau C00126/7021:451
N. Paul LW10144/5012:540
M. Reilly D00100/0019:111
C. Tierney C01115/7018:261
B. Tkachuk LW10113/2221:335
C. White C00-123/1008:380
N. Zaitsev D00000/0219:504
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Raanta (L)313280.90358:33
GOALIESSA
A. Raanta (L)31
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
M. Hogberg (W)342320.94160:00
GOALIESSA
M. Hogberg (W)34
Niklas Hjalmarsson shot on goal (Slap shot)
ARI:GoalsShots
OTT:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • ARI
      09:01GOAL Jordan Oesterle (Wrist shot)
    • OTT
      06:50GOAL Nick Paul (Wrist shot), Assist: Artem Anisimov
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • ARI
      16:40(PP) GOAL Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Slap shot), Assists: Taylor Hall and Nick Schmaltz
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • OTT
      06:41GOAL Brady Tkachuk , Assists: Thomas Chabot and Connor Brown
    • OTT
      02:50GOAL Vladislav Namestnikov (Snap shot), Assists: Drake Batherson and Chris Tierney
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • ARI
      18:07Bench penalty Too Many Men on the Ice - 2 min., served by Nick Schmaltz
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • OTT
      16:31Nikita Zaitsev penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • ARI
      12:55Oliver Ekman-Larsson penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
    • OTT
      08:44Brady Tkachuk penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • ARI
      51.0Taylor Hall penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    TEAM STATS
    ARI
    OTT
    Shots on Goal3431
    Goals in Power Play10
    Faceoff Wins2628
    Penalties32
    Major Penalties00
    Minor Penalties32
    Misconducts00
    TEAM STATS
    ARI
    Shots on Goal34
    Goals in Power Play1
    Faceoff Wins26
    Penalties3
    Major Penalties0
    Minor Penalties3
    Misconducts0
    123T
    ARI28-24-8
    0112
    OTT19-27-11
    2013
    STARS OF THE GAME
    5.9 %SHOT %9.7 %
    0.903 %SAVE %0.941 %
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Chychrun D00-240/0025:393
    L. Crouse LW00030/0014:232
    C. Dvorak C00046/8017:550
    O. Ekman-Larsson D10-140/0220:371
    C. Fischer RW00-100/0007:491
    C. Garland RW00-110/1014:430
    A. Goligoski D00-200/0024:342
    T. Hall LW01021/0219:051
    V. Hinostroza RW00021/0016:460
    N. Hjalmarsson D00020/0017:411
    C. Keller LW00-210/1017:400
    P. Kessel RW00010/1017:200
    I. Lyubushkin D00100/0014:373
    J. Oesterle D10030/0015:561
    B. Richardson C00-104/4011:002
    N. Schmaltz RW01-144/3016:540
    C. Soderberg C00020/0008:282
    D. Stepan C000110/10014:311
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    A. Anisimov C01126/3012:580
    D. Batherson RW01150/0016:154
    M. Borowiecki D00100/0014:139
    C. Brown RW01110/1020:161
    T. Chabot D01130/0022:072
    F. Chlapik LW00-111/0009:331
    D. DeMelo D00010/0019:040
    A. Duclair RW00110/0011:550
    T. Ennis LW00-140/0011:413
    R. Hainsey D00100/0021:560
    V. Namestnikov LW10130/0015:362
    J. Pageau C00126/7021:451
    N. Paul LW10144/5012:540
    M. Reilly D00100/0019:111
    C. Tierney C01115/7018:261
    B. Tkachuk LW10113/2221:335
    C. White C00-123/1008:380
    N. Zaitsev D00000/0219:504
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    A. Raanta (L)313280.90358:33
    GOALIESSA
    A. Raanta (L)31
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    M. Hogberg (W)342320.94160:00
    GOALIESSA
    M. Hogberg (W)34
    STARS OF THE GAME
    123T
    ARI28-24-8
    0112
    OTT19-27-11
    2013
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Chychrun D00-240/0025:393
    L. Crouse LW00030/0014:232
    C. Dvorak C00046/8017:550
    O. Ekman-Larsson D10-140/0220:371
    C. Fischer RW00-100/0007:491
    C. Garland RW00-110/1014:430
    A. Goligoski D00-200/0024:342
    T. Hall LW01021/0219:051
    V. Hinostroza RW00021/0016:460
    N. Hjalmarsson D00020/0017:411
    C. Keller LW00-210/1017:400
    P. Kessel RW00010/1017:200
    I. Lyubushkin D00100/0014:373
    J. Oesterle D10030/0015:561
    B. Richardson C00-104/4011:002
    N. Schmaltz RW01-144/3016:540
    C. Soderberg C00020/0008:282
    D. Stepan C000110/10014:311
    Total2203426/286-20
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    A. Anisimov C01126/3012:580
    D. Batherson RW01150/0016:154
    M. Borowiecki D00100/0014:139
    C. Brown RW01110/1020:161
    T. Chabot D01130/0022:072
    F. Chlapik LW00-111/0009:331
    D. DeMelo D00010/0019:040
    A. Duclair RW00110/0011:550
    T. Ennis LW00-140/0011:413
    R. Hainsey D00100/0021:560
    V. Namestnikov LW10130/0015:362
    J. Pageau C00126/7021:451
    N. Paul LW10144/5012:540
    M. Reilly D00100/0019:111
    C. Tierney C01115/7018:261
    B. Tkachuk LW10113/2221:335
    C. White C00-123/1008:380
    N. Zaitsev D00000/0219:504
    Total3503128/264-34
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    A. Raanta (L)313280.90358:33
    GOALIESSA
    A. Raanta (L)31
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    M. Hogberg (W)342320.94160:00
    GOALIESSA
    M. Hogberg (W)34
    GOALS
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 1ST PERIOD
    PENALTIES
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD

      123T
      ARI28-24-8
      0112
      OTT19-27-11
      2013
      TEAM STATS
      3.08
      GF AVG
      3.04
      GA AVG
      .67
      Power Play
      3.20
      GF AVG
      4.04
      GA AVG
      .54
      Power Play
      All times are US/Eastern.