|NJD||0||0||2||(0 - 0)||2|
|OTT||2||1||2||(0 - 0)||5|
|SA: 42||TOI: 59:43|
|GA: 2||EV: 29-30|
|PIM: 0||PP: 11-12|
|SV%: .952||SH: 0-0|
|G: 0||Shots: 5|
|A: 1||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 1||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 1||TOI: 12:02|
|G: 1||Shots: 3|
|A: 1||Hits: 1|
|PTS: 2||PIM: 2|
|+/-: 2||TOI: 15:37|
OTTAWA -- Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza each had a goal and two assists, and the Ottawa Senators won their home opener 5-2 against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.
Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist, and Craig Anderson made 40 saves for Ottawa, which opened the season with a six-game road trip.
Zack Smith and Milan Michalek also scored for the Senators, who won their second in a row (3-2-2).
The Devils extended their team record with their seventh straight loss (0-4-3) to open the season.
New Jersey's Travis Zajac scored 54 seconds into the third period to ruin Anderson's shutout bid late in a lengthy 5-on-3 advantage that carried over from the second.
Martin Brodeur allowed four goals on 22 shots in his fourth start of the season.
New Jersey went 1-for-7 with the man-advantage. The Devils, who entered tied with the Senators for the fewest power-play opportunities this season (15), have converted 2 of 22.
Ottawa, which stopped a four-game skid with a 4-3 overtime win against the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday, went 0-for-3 on the power play.
The Senators took a 2-0 lead 6:51 into the game. Brodeur allowed goals by Karlsson and Ryan 2:19 apart on Ottawa's first two shots of the game.
Karlsson stepped up to drive a slap shot from the right side past Brodeur at 4:32. Ryan, who made his home debut for Ottawa, set up Karlsson after keeping the puck in the Devils zone.
Ryan later took Kyle Turris' backhand pass behind the net and came out to beat Brodeur with a sharp-angled shot from the left side for his fourth goal in five games.
New Jersey outshot Ottawa 42-23, including 12-7 in the first period and 11-4 in the second, but Smith scored his second of the season at 18:41 of the middle period to increase the lead to 3-0 on the Senators' 11th shot.
Michalek restored Ottawa's two-goal lead at 4-2 with a drive past Brodeur 15:12 into the third. Spezza scored into an empty net at 18:14.
Forward Mattias Tedenby made his season debut after missing New Jersey's first six games because of a lower-body injury.
|Erik Karlsson (2) ASST: Bobby Ryan (3)|
1 - 0 OTT
|Bobby Ryan (4) ASST: Kyle Turris (5), Clarke MacArthur (3)|
2 - 0 OTT
|Zack Smith (2) ASST: Erik Karlsson (3), Jason Spezza (2)|
3 - 0 OTT
|PPG - Travis Zajac (1) ASST: Marek Zidlicky (5), Patrik Elias (2)|
3 - 1 OTT
|Steve Bernier (1) ASST: Stephen Gionta (1)|
3 - 2 OTT
|Milan Michalek (2) ASST: Jason Spezza (3), Erik Karlsson (4)|
4 - 2 OTT
|EN - Jason Spezza (5) ASST: Erik Condra (2)|
5 - 2 OTT
|Travis Zajac Hooking against Eric Gryba|
|Marc Methot Holding against Michael Ryder|
|Jared Cowen Roughing against Stephen Gionta|
|Clarke MacArthur Slashing against Andy Greene|
|Michael Ryder Tripping against Eric Gryba|
|Jared Cowen Holding against Adam Larsson|
|Steve Bernier Too many men/ice - bench|
|Peter Harrold Hooking against Kyle Turris|
|Bobby Ryan Hooking against Bryce Salvador|
|Chris Phillips Interference against Damien Brunner|
|Eric Gryba Hi-sticking against Patrik Elias|
|Mattias Tedenby Boarding against Jared Cowen|
|SA: 22||TOI: 59:06|
|Saves: 18||EV: 13 - 17|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 3|
|SV%: .818||SH: 2 - 2|
|SA: 42||TOI: 59:43|
|Saves: 40||EV: 29 - 30|
|PIM: 0||PP: 11 - 12|
|SV%: .952||SH: 0 - 0|
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