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Senators 5, Devils 2

Thursday, 10.17.2013 / 10:30 PM

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Senators 5, Devils 2
New Jersey Devils 2, Ottawa Senators 5
Three Stars of the Game
Craig Anderson
1st
Craig Anderson
SA: 42TOI: 59:43
GA: 2EV: 29-30
PIM: 0PP: 11-12
SV%: .952SH: 0-0
Stephen Gionta
2nd
G: 0Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 12:02
Bobby Ryan
3rd
Bobby Ryan
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 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.

Anderson made a sprawling save to rob Jaromir Jagr moments later. Steve Bernier scored his first at 10:59 to draw the Devils within 3-2.

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:32
OTT
Erik Karlsson (2) ASST: Bobby Ryan (3)
1 - 0 OTT
06:51
OTT
Bobby Ryan (4) ASST: Kyle Turris (5), Clarke MacArthur (3)
2 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
18:41
OTT
Zack Smith (2) ASST: Erik Karlsson (3), Jason Spezza (2)
3 - 0 OTT
3rd Period
00:54
NJD
PPG - Travis Zajac (1) ASST: Marek Zidlicky (5), Patrik Elias (2)
3 - 1 OTT
10:59
NJD
Steve Bernier (1) ASST: Stephen Gionta (1)
3 - 2 OTT
15:12
OTT
Milan Michalek (2) ASST: Jason Spezza (3), Erik Karlsson (4)
4 - 2 OTT
18:14
OTT
EN - Jason Spezza (5) ASST: Erik Condra (2)
5 - 2 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
09:40
NJD
Travis Zajac  Hooking against  Eric Gryba
12:21
OTT
Marc Methot  Holding against  Michael Ryder
15:40
OTT
Jared Cowen  Roughing against  Stephen Gionta
17:48
OTT
Clarke MacArthur  Slashing against  Andy Greene
18:09
NJD
Michael Ryder  Tripping against  Eric Gryba
19:32
OTT
Jared Cowen  Holding against  Adam Larsson
2nd Period
03:40
NJD
Steve Bernier  Too many men/ice - bench
09:27
NJD
Peter Harrold  Hooking against  Kyle Turris
13:40
OTT
Bobby Ryan  Hooking against  Bryce Salvador
19:00
OTT
Chris Phillips  Interference against  Damien Brunner
19:18
OTT
Eric Gryba  Hi-sticking against  Patrik Elias
3rd Period
11:40
NJD
Mattias Tedenby  Boarding against  Jared Cowen
goalie stats
Martin Brodeur
SA: 22TOI: 59:06
Saves: 18EV: 13 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .818SH: 2 - 2
Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
3-1-2
SA: 42TOI: 59:43
Saves: 40EV: 29 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 12
SV%: .952SH: 0 - 0
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