Ottawa 3, St. Louis 2

Monday, December 16, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 22-6-3-1 13-2-2-0 9-4-1-1 L1
Ottawa 14-15-1-5 7-9-0-3 7-6-1-2 W1


Senators 3, Blues 2 (OT):
Rookie defenseman Cody Ceci buried a point shot through traffic 3:59 into overtime for his first career goal as host Ottawa halted St. Louis’ three-game winning streak.

Bobby Ryan recorded a goal and an assist and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored for the Senators, who improved to 2-9-2 against Western Conference opponents. Robin Lehner made 30 saves for his first victory since November 23.

Chris Stewart scored goals 2:57 apart late in the second period and Derek Roy assisted on both tallies for the Blues, who lost for the third time in 14 contests against the Eastern Conference. Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots.

Ryan found Pageau in the slot from behind the net for a wrist shot that sailed past Elliott’s glove 3:57 into the contest to open the scoring. Ryan forged a 2-2 tie 5:44 into the third period, when he took a pass from Kyle Turris on a rush and slid a backhander around Elliott.

Lehner stacked his pads to prevent Alex Steen from scoring his 23rd goal of the season late in the second, but Stewart scored on a breakaway with 3:10 left in the period to knot the contest. He put the Blues ahead with 12.7 seconds remaining in the session, one-timing a centering feed from Roy.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Blues captain David Backes left the game with an upper-body injury near the end of the second period and did not return. … Ryan has registered 15 goals and 26 points in 19 career games against the Blues. … Ceci finished with 21:08 of ice time in his third NHL game.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Ottawa
Chris Stewart 2 Points Bobby Ryan 2
Chris Stewart 2 Goals Bobby Ryan 1
Derek Roy 2 Assists Bobby Ryan 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott .906 Save Percentage Robin Lehner .938
Brian Elliott 29 Saves Robin Lehner 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 32 2 0-2 3-3 13 24
Ottawa 32 3 0-3 2-2 11 37

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Senators have a W/L % of .231 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play its next game at home against San Jose. The Blues have a W/L % of .652 after a win and .778 after a loss.
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