The Ottawa Senators, back from their four game road trip on the West coast, made a comeback with three goals in the third period before losing 4-3 in overtime to the Nashville Predators.
It was Seth Jones who had te game winner for the Preds.
The fourth overall pick of last year’s NHL draft picked up Ryan Ellis’ rebound to score his sixth of the season.
Nashville give themselves a three goal lead
After a first period with no goals and to the visiting team’s advantage with their 16 shots compared to seven for the local team, Nashville put the game almost out of reach with three goals in the second period to take a 3-0 lead.
Nick Spaling, Craig Smith and Eric Nystrom scored respectively their 12th, 19th and 12th of the season for the Predators.
Ottawa comes back and brings it to overtime
Things seemed to be heading in the wrong direction after two periods but the Senators hadn’t said their last words.
Jared Cowen scored to shrink the lead to two goals, Marc Methot added the second one for Ottawa and captain Jason Spezza tied the game up with 67 seconds to go in the third period.
For a second consecutive game, the newest acquisition for Bryan Murray, Ales Hemsky, had three assist.
He now has six points in his last two games.
Hemsky is playing on the first line with Spezza and Michalek, whom he played with for the Czech Republic in the recent Winter Olympics.
Before the game, MacLean let everyone know he was going to keep that line together for a while.
Craig Anderson and Ceci leave the game
The Senators lost a soldier at war last night.
The star goalie, Craig Anderson, left the game and nerv came back after he got hit by his teammate Milan Michalek in the third period.
Before the incident in the third period, number 41 had a good performance with 26 saves.
Robin Lehner stepped in to finish the game. He made 12 saves in the losing cause.
Ottawa also lost Cody Ceci services in the first period. The young defenseman was hit by Shea Weber powerful shot to the side of the head.
Ceci needed help from his teammates to leave the ice.
The Sens will have four days off and will play their next game in Montreal to play the Canadiens.
This will be their fourth meeting of the season between the two Atlantic division rivals.
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