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Jakob Silfverberg scores twice in Ottawa Senators 4-1 win over Winnipeg Jets

Sunday, 03.17.2013 / 7:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Jakob Silfverberg scores twice in Ottawa Senators 4-1 win over Winnipeg Jets

OTTAWA - Jakob Silfverberg scored twice to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

Guillaume Latendresse and Kyle Turris also scored for the Senators (15-8-6), who got 25 saves from Robin Lehner.

Zach Bogosian scored the lone goal for the Jets (15-12-2), while Ondrej Pavelec faced 42 shots.

The loss put an end to the Jets three-game winning streak.

Trailing 2-0 heading into the third the Jets finally beat Lehner at 3:26 as Bogosian's shot from just inside the blue-line made it through traffic and just under the crossbar.

Evander Kane had a great chance to tie the game midway through the period on a 2 on 1, but was robbed by Lehner who made a great pad save.

Minutes later the Senators made it 3-1 with a power-play goal by Turris and 75 seconds later Silfverberg scored his second of the game.

Fatigue seemed to be a factor for the Jets, who were playing their third game in four days. Ottawa dominated the first period jumping out to a 2-0 lead and outshooting Winnipeg 19-6.

The Senators opened the scoring at 3:44 of the first as Daniel Alfredsson battled his way down the side boards to the front of the net where the puck bounced in off Latendresse.

The Senators made it 2-0 with a power-play goal with less than two minutes remaining in the period. Sergei Gonchar made a pass across the crease to Silfverberg who managed to handle a bouncing puck and beat Pavelec up high.

Gonchar extended his point streak to seven games with assists on Silfverberg's and Turris's goals.

Notes: The Senators LW Kaspars Daugavins was a healthy scratch. Ottawa is without G Craig Anderson (ankle sprain, indefinite), D Mike Lundin (concussion, indefinitely), D Dave Dziurzynski (concussion, indefinite), D Erik Karlsson (Achiles, out for season), C Jason Spezza (upper body injury, indefinite), LW Milan Michalek (knee, indefinite), D Jared Cowen (hip, out for season). The Jets' D Paul Postma, C Alexander Burmistrov and G Al Montoya were a healthy scratch. Winnipeg is without D Tobias Enstrom (shoulder, indefinite), D Zach Redmond (leg, indefinite), RW Anthony Peluso (hand, indefinite), C Jim Slater (upper body, indefinite).

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I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

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