Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Stone's shootout goal lifts Seantors to 3-2 win over Canucks

 Mark Stone scored in the fifth round of the shootout as the Ottawa Senators picked up their first win of a season with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
Kyle Turris kept Ottawa alive in the third round of the shootout after Markus Granlund gave Vancouver the early lead.
Cody Ceci and Ryan Dzingel scored in regulation for Ottawa (1-0-2), which got 26 saves from Craig Anderson.
Christopher Tanev and Thomas Vanek scored in regulation for Vancouver (1-0-1), while Henrik Sedin added two assists. Jacob Markstrom made 40 saves.
Tanev hit the post 28 seconds into overtime, before Sven Baertschi was stopped on a breakaway as Vancouver came close a couple of times in the extra period. Ottawa lost its first two games of the season in a shootout.
With his team down 2-1 in the third period, Dzingel took a cross-ice feed from Bobby Ryan at the side of the Vancouver net before roofing a shot past Markstrom after a Ben Huttonturnover at 5:09. Bo Horvat had a chance to give the Canucks a two-goal lead a few minutes earlier, but his blast off the post that beat Anderson stayed out.
Anderson then took a penalty for tripping midway through the third after Dzingel's tying goal, but Ottawa killed it off as the team played it tight the rest of the way in regulation.
Vanek took a pass off a set play from a faceoff in the Senators' zone and fired a shot through traffic that beat Anderson at 14:28 of the second period to snap a 1-1 tie for his first goal with Vancouver.
Anderson made a nice stop on Derek Dorsett on a 2-on-1 earlier in the period, while Markstrom foiled Mike Hoffman and Tom Pyatt at the other end. Hoffman then hit the post on a shot that stayed out before Vanek gave the Canucks the lead.
Tuesday marked the return of Alexandre Burrows to Vancouver after the rebuilding Canucks dealt the veteran winger to Ottawa at the NHL trade deadline in February. The 36-year-old Burrows, who clawed his way from the third-tier ECHL as an undrafted free agent to Vancouver's top line, was a fan favorite during 12 seasons on the West Coast thanks to his grit, tireless work ethic and memorable playoff performances.
Burrows received a raucous ovation from the crowd at Rogers Arena following a video tribute on the scoreboard above center ice during a first-period television timeout.
Players from both teams watched the montage that included Burrows' overtime goal in Game 7 against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the 2011 post-season. He acknowledged fans by waving and tapping his chest.
Ottawa opened the scoring 4:08 into the game when Ceci's innocent-looking shot from the sideboards squeezed between Markstrom's glove and pants on the Senators' second shot.
Notes: Ceci and Tanev each scored twice all of last season. ... Karlsson and/or Oduya could join the Senators in time for Friday's visit to Calgary or Saturday's game in Edmonton. ... Jaros played his first NHL game, while Chabot suited up for his second.
Senators: visits Calgary on Friday night
Canucks: hosts Winnipeg on Thursday.

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