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Duclair completes hat trick to lift Coyotes past Senators in OT

Arizona wins consecutive games for first time this season

by Chris Stevenson / NHL.com Correspondent

OTTAWA -- Anthony Duclair scored his third goal of the game at 1:23 of overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 3-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.

Duclair's shot trickled through the legs of Senators goaltender Mike Condon to give the Coyotes their first consecutive wins of the season. Arizona won 5-4 at the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.

Condon made 25 saves, and Mark Stone and Mark Borowiecki scored for the Senators (8-4-6).

Antti Raanta made 30 saves for the Coyotes (4-15-3).

 

[WATCH: All Coyotes vs. Senators highlights]

 

Duclair, a healthy scratch in six of the Coyotes' past 11 games, got his second NHL hat trick, giving him six goals this season. He became the first Coyotes player to score a hat trick that included an overtime goal since Antoine Vermette on Dec. 21, 2013, against the Senators.

"It's always tough to be in and out of the lineup," Duclair said. "At the same time, it starts in practice. It starts with preparation. You want to do your best every night to help the team win. You have to keep a positive attitude. That's the main key. Every time you get an opportunity you want to take it and run away with it."

Video: ARI@OTT: Raanta denies Stone, Brassard in the 3rd

Raanta said, "[Duclair], even if he hasn't been playing a lot, he's been working individually, [with] extra time on the ice. He's a great guy to be around. He's been supportive even though he hasn't been playing. When he gets a chance you can see he doesn't want to go to the scratching room anymore. He has the skill. He can score goals. He can make the plays. Today we saw three of those. I'm so happy for him."

Duclair twice tied the game. His second goal, at 11:32 of the third period on the power play, tied it 2-2 after Condon misplayed a puck that had bounced off Duclair's stick at the Ottawa blue line. Condon attempted to dive on the puck, but it slipped by him to Duclair.

"I just didn't get any of it," Condon said. "Saw an opportunity to make a play. It was the right decision and I just didn't execute it."

Duclair's first goal, on a breakaway with 41 seconds left in the first period, tied the game 1-1.

Raanta said a pregame meeting in Montreal helped the Coyotes, who had lost five straight games entering Thursday, including a 4-1 loss at the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

Video: ARI@OTT: Stone puts one in off the post on the rush

"The Winnipeg game was just 'Enough is enough,' kind of," Raanta said. "Everything went downhill there. When we went to Montreal we had a meeting and we talked about what we wanted to do. Even though it was 2-0 after the first period in Montreal, in here it was 2-1 after the second period, we didn't give up. You get a couple of wins like this, it feels great. It's nice to see everybody smiling."

Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said, "We had a good meeting after Winnipeg. It wasn't a pretty meeting, but we had some guys who said some really good stuff for us. I think it kind of just helped us refocus on what's important and how to win in this League. It's obviously helped the last couple of games."

Stone gave the Senators a 1-0 lead with his 13th goal of the season at 17:49 and Borowiecki gave Ottawa a 2-1 lead at 1:48 of the second period with his second of the season.

Video: ARI@OTT: Borowiecki one-times lucky bounce home

Senators coach Guy Boucher said Ottawa's inability to finish was costly.

"We did enough to score goals, we just didn't score them," Boucher said. "When it was 2-1 we had many chances to bury them, and we didn't. Whether we hit a post, or shot beside the net, or didn't see the open guy, we just couldn't get the one ... but you've got to be able to win 2-1, you have to.

"It's not even about getting that third one, it's about not giving [up] that last one."

 

Goal of the game

Duclair's goal at 1:23 of overtime.

Video: ARI@OTT: Duclair scores in OT to complete hat trick 

 

Save of the game

Raanta's save on Bobby Ryan 24 seconds into overtime.

Video: ARI@OTT: Raanta stops Ryan's one-timer in overtime

 

Highlight of the game

Duclair's breakaway goal at 19:19 of the first period.

Video: ARI@OTT: Duclair dekes past Condon on breakaway

 

They said it

"I just said, 'Thank you.' It was a bad bounce. That's hockey. It happens. I was just lucky and thankful that it went in after." -- Coyotes forward Anthony Duclair on what he said to Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, who tipped the puck to Duclair for his first goal

 

"That was two points we probably needed to get, or should have had. I don't think we played bad, but we just didn't play good enough to win." -- Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki

 

Need to know

Boucher said Senators defenseman Chris Wideman will be out for weeks after tearing his groin Thursday. … Ottawa is 4-4-5 at home.

 

What's next

Coyotes: At the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday (7 p.m. ET; SNO, FS-A, NHL.TV).

Senators: At the New York Rangers on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; Sportsnet, TVA Sports, MSG, NHL.TV).

 

Video: Duclair's hat trick pushes Coyotes to OT victory

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