The Senators made a spectacular comeback in the third period to finally win in shootouts 5-4 against the St-Louis Blues Tuesday night.
Kyle Turris had the game winner on the fifth wave of shootouts. Mika Zibanejad and Stephane Da Costa also scored in shootouts for Ottawa while T.J. Oshie and Alex Steen beat Robin Lehner in the first two waves for St-Louis.
Brendan Morrow was the first on the scoreboard at 14:08 in the first period.
Erik Karlsson tied the game up 1-1 at 14:50 on a beautiful pass from Jason Spezza. Send didn’t get back the momentum as T.J. Oshie scored 19 seconds later to take back the lead. David Backes also added another one late in the second period period to give his team a two goal lead.
This seemed like an impossible task to come back in the third period as Blues were 25-0-3 after leading after two periods. The Sens didn’t have the intention to come back empty handed from their three game road trip and they showed this in the third period. Milan Michalek, Kyle Turris and Jason Spezza allowed their team to take the lead for the first time. They scored the three goals on 4 shots in a span of 2:35.
Two minutes later, Jordan Leopold brought the Sens back on solid ground by scoring the tying goal which brough the teams in to overtime.
Just like Craig Anderson last game, Lehner had a busy night on front of the nets. He faced a total of 50 shots, 23 of those came in the second period.
On his side, Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 of 31 pucks he faced.
Sens played an overall great game and showed some character. They were able to come back in the game twice and their best players were the best last night. They also shut down the Blues power play as they were 0-7 last night.
The Senators are back on home ice Thursday night to host the Buffalo Sabres at the Canadian Tire Centre.
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