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Flames suffer shootout setback in Ottawa

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

OTTAWA, ON -- The Ottawa Senators ended a four-game losing streak and won their first game at home with a 5-4 shootout victory against the Calgary Flames at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday.

The loss extended the Flames' (2-8-0) losing streak to three games.

After Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad scored in the shootout, Senators goaltender Craig Anderson denied Sean Monahan to give the Senators the win.

Turris, Ryan, Zack Smith, and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for the Senators (4-3-2) in regulation.

Dougie Hamilton, Joe Colborne, Kris Russell and Sam Bennett scored for the Flames.

Anderson made 34 saves.

Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller left the game at 12:20 of the third period after Ryan collided with him. Hiller made 14 saves before he was replaced by Joni Ortio, who made five saves.

The Flames tied the game 4-4 at 12:32 of the third period on the power play when Bennett's shot trickled over the goal line before Anderson could pull it out with his stick.

The goal came after Ryan was penalized for goaltender interference when he collided with Hiller.

After almost 40 minutes in which neither team had much going offensively, the teams combined for six goals in about 12 minutes and swapped the lead three times.

The Senators scored two quick goals for the second time in the game when Turris and Pageau scored 17 seconds apart at 9:51 and 10:08 of the third period to take a 4-3 lead.

The Flames had taken a 3-2 lead on goals by Colborne and Russell 57 seconds apart early in the third period after the Senators got goals from Smith and Ryan late in the second period for a 2-1 lead.

Smith tied the game 1-1 with 2:02 left in the second on a nice individual effort in a period in which the Senators were being outplayed. After a big save by Anderson on Bennett kept the game tied, Smith carried the puck up the ice on the right wing.

He faked a shot which caused Russell (who leads the League in blocked shots) to drop to a knee. Smith cut to the middle and his shot went in over Hiller's right shoulder.

When a section of glass was knocked out with 55 seconds left in the second period and the game tied 2-2, the officials sent the teams to the dressing rooms for the intermission.

When they returned, Ryan gave the Senators the lead with 13.5 seconds left in the second period after some good work by Turris.

Turris deflected a shot by Senators defenceman Marc Methot and chased the rebound down behind the net. He centered the puck to Ryan at the edge of the crease and he chipped it by Hiller for his second of the season.

The Flames outshot the Senators 10-4 in the first period. Anderson's best save came against Sean Monahan's shot from the slot.

Calgary's best chance in the first period came while it was shorthanded and Joe Colborne tipped a shot by the open side to Anderson's right.

Flames defenceman TJ Brodie, who broke a bone in his hand in the preseason, played his first game of the season.

Methot returned to the lineup after missing three games because of a concussion.

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