Ottawa 4, Phoenix 3

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 2-2-1-1 0-0-0-0 2-2-1-1 W1
Phoenix 4-2-1-0 1-0-1-0 3-2-0-0 L1

Recap


Senators 4, Coyotes 3 (OT): Cory Conacher converted a cross-slot slap pass from defenseman Marc Methot at 2:48 of overtime as Ottawa concluded its season-opening six-game road trip by snapping a four-game winless streak.

Captain Jason Spezza recorded a natural hat trick while Milan Michalek and Colin Greening each notched two assists for the Senators, who went 2-2-2 on their trek. Craig Anderson made 34 saves in ending a personal six-game skid against the Coyotes.

Rob Klinkhammer, Radim Vrbata and Mike Ribeiro scored for Phoenix, which had its three-game winning streak halted. Mike Smith turned aside 28 shots.

After Klinkhammer and Vrbata scored 77 seconds apart early in the second period to give Phoenix a 2-0 lead, Spezza took over by registering his fifth career hat trick and first since Feb. 14, 2012 at Tampa Bay. The veteran center got Ottawa on the board at 8:42 of the session by tapping in a loose puck in the crease and forged a tie 1:50 into the third by buring a feed from Greening after a turnover by Smith.

Spezza put the Senators in front during a power play at 7:19 with a blast from just above the right faceoff circle. Ribeiro drew the Coyotes even with 3:30 remaining, when defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson's one-timer from above the slot deflected off him and past Anderson during a man advantage.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Klinkhammer opened the scoring at 1:18 of the second period, drilling a rebound past Anderson after the netminder stopped C Antoine Vermette's sneaky backhander off a faceoff in the right circle. ... C Jeff Halpern made his debut with the Coyotes after signing a one-year contract on Saturday, winning eight of nine faceoffs in 8 1/2 minutes of ice time. ... Ottawa scored a total of three goals in its previous two games.


 

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Phoenix
Jason Spezza 3 Points Antoine Vermette 2
Jason Spezza 3 Goals Rob Klinkhammer 1
Colin Greening 2 Assists Antoine Vermette 2
Jason Spezza 1 Power Play Goals Mike Ribeiro 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .919 Save Percentage Mike Smith .875
Craig Anderson 34 Saves Mike Smith 28

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 32 4 1-3 3-4 8 32
Phoenix 37 3 1-4 2-3 6 40

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play its next game on the road against Anaheim. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Senators have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .400 after a loss.