Senators score 5 times during 3rd Period to Free-fall Oilers

Josh Norris scored two goals to help the Ottawa Senators overcome a 3-1 deficit in the third period. The Senators won 6-4 against the Edmonton Oilers.

Senators (10-18-2), Alex Formenton (Alex Gaudette), Artem Zub, Zach Sanford and Alex Formenton also scored. They have won two straight and won the first game this season, despite trailing at the end of the second period. Chris Tierney was credited with two assists.

Senators starter Matt Murray stopped 33-of-37 shots.

For the Oilers (18-15-2), Darnell Nurse, Kailer Yamamoto and Brendan Perlini responded. They are currently in free-fall. They’ve dropped six games in a row and are now 2-10-2 in the last 14 games.

Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner made 20 saves in defeat.

Oilers once again allowed the first goal in the game. Ottawa scored a power play marker midway through the second as Norris was left in front to send a shot past Skinner. In their last 26 games, the Oilers conceded the game’s first goal 22 times.

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Edmonton tied the game in the second period with a power-play goal. Leon Draisaitl won an opponent board battle and fed it to Kassian, who wired the shot past Murray.

With eight minutes remaining in the middle frame, it was 2-1 Oilers. Yamamoto defeated Erik Brannstrom and then slid a backhand under Murray.

Perlini gave an extra weight to a Duncan Keith goal for his third season, adding to their lead.

Ottawa was able to get one back in the third, as Gaudette beat Skinner on a two on-one.

The Senators tied it five minutes into third period when Skinner stole a puck from the net. This eventually led to Formenton’s rebound goal.

They regained the lead in the third quarter after an unlikely comeback by Ottawa. Zub took the top spot with a long shot.

The Oilers managed to draw even after two minutes, when Nurse leapt up to score on a wrist shot.

The Senators came back strong with another power-play goal by Norris, who scored his 16th goal of season.

Sanford won the game with Ottawa’s fifth-period goal. He scored on a long-seeing-eye empty netter.

The Senators will face the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night, while the Oilers will be away until Thursday when they face the Florida Oilers.

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