OTTAWA (AP) - Zack Smith and Chris Kelly each completed hat tricks with empty-net goals to seal the Ottawa Senators' 8-5 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night in the final preseason game for both teams.
Smith scored his third of the game into an empty net with 50.2 seconds remaining. Biron remained on the bench when Kelly added his third goal with 8 seconds left.
Jarko Ruutu had a goal and an assist for Ottawa (3-4-1). The Senators host Buffalo in the season opener Friday.
Former Ottawa center Todd White had a pair of goals for New York (4-2-0). The Rangers open Saturday in Buffalo.
Biron, whose long pass set up Stepan's goal, made 20 saves.
Pascal Leclaire stopped 25 shots for Ottawa, which led 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, and 5-4.
White scored short-handed for his second goal of the middle period at 16:33 to put New York up 4-3.
Ruutu, who assisted on Kelly's short-handed goal in the first, tied it at 4 with 30 seconds left in the second.
Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was given a major and a game misconduct 12:55 into the first for spearing Ottawa's Chris Neil.
Neil and Milan Michalek left the game in the second with lower body injuries. A Senators spokesman said both players were removed from the game for precautionary reasons.
Kelly, who scored a short-handed goal 9:08 in, got his second goal of the game 1:11 into the second. He got behind Rangers defensemen Steve Eminger and Ryan McDonagh to take Jason Spezza's long pass up the middle and drove in alone on Biron, beating him with a wrist shot into the top right corner.
|SHG - Chris Kelly (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jarkko Ruutu (1)|
1 - 0 OTT
|Artem Anisimov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Dale Weise (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Chris Kelly (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Jason Spezza (1), Milan Michalek (1)|
2 - 1 OTT
|Todd White (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Brandon Dubinsky (1), Matt Gilroy (1)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Zack Smith (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Peter Regin (1), Jesse Winchester (1)|
3 - 2 OTT
|Derek Stepan (1) Snap shot - ASST: Martin Biron (1)|
3 - 3 Tie
|SHG - Todd White (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Ruslan Fedotenko (1)|
4 - 3 NYR
|Jarkko Ruutu (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Sergei Gonchar (1), Ryan Shannon (1)|
4 - 4 Tie
|PPG - Zack Smith (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Nick Foligno (1), Erik Karlsson (1)|
5 - 4 OTT
|Mats Zuccarello (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tim Kennedy (1)|
5 - 5 Tie
|Jesse Winchester (1) Tip-in - ASST: Zack Smith (1), David Hale (1)|
6 - 5 OTT
|EN - Zack Smith (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Peter Regin (2)|
7 - 5 OTT
|PPG - EN - Chris Kelly (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Shannon (2)|
8 - 5 OTT
|Power Play %||19.7%||21.4%|
|% on Road||24.0%||31.0%|
|% at Home||16.7%||14.6%|
|Brandon Dubinsky Roughing - 2 min against Jason Spezza|
|Nick Foligno Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Dale Weise|
|Dale Weise Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Nick Foligno|
|Jason Spezza Roughing - 2 min against Brandon Dubinsky|
|Brandon Dubinsky served by Mats Zuccarello Roughing - 2 min against Jason Spezza|
|Ryan Shannon Hooking - 2 min against Ruslan Fedotenko|
|Derek Boogaard served by Erik Christensen Spearing (maj) - 5 min against Chris Neil|
|Derek Boogaard Game misconduct - 10 min against Chris Neil|
|Nick Foligno Boarding - 2 min against Michael Sauer|
|Chris Kelly Holding - 2 min against Pavel Valentenko|
|Erik Karlsson Delaying Game-Puck over glass - 2 min against Brandon Prust|
|Pavel Valentenko Holding - 2 min against Chris Kelly|
|Pavel Valentenko Hooking - 2 min against Alex Kovalev|
|Chris Phillips Tripping - 2 min against Dale Weise|
|Michael Del Zotto Slashing - 2 min against Zack Smith|