OTTAWA - Mikkel Boedker scored a hat trick as the Arizona Coyotes snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators Saturday night.
Brad Richardson, with the eventual winner, also scored for the Coyotes (4-3-1). Anders Lindback made 35 saves in his first start of the season.
Cody Ceci scored the lone goal for the Senators (3-3-2), who remain winless on home ice and are on a four-game slide. Craig Anderson stopped 22-of-25 shots in defeat.
There was little to get excited about for the 17,270 on hand at Canadian Tire Centre.
Richardson broke a 1-1 tie at the 14:31 mark of the third when he dove for the puck while lying on the ice and was able to get it behind Anderson, who made the initial save.
Bad communication by the Senators allowed Boedker to score his second of the night just over one minute later to take a 3-1 lead and he added his third into an empty net with less than three minutes to play in regulation.
Both teams had a couple good chances in the first, but nothing overly challenging for the starting goaltenders.
Arizona opened the scoring with just over one minute remaining in the first period when Boedker was able to slip behind Erik Karlsson and beat Anderson glove side.
Ceci scored his first of the season as he took a great pass from Bobby Ryan and beat Lindback shortside to tie the game 1-1 late in the second period.
The Senators played the final two periods without Curtis Lazar. Lazar went face first into the corner boards on a hit from Zbynek Michalek in the first period. He took a few more shifts, but didn't come out for the remainder of the game.
Notes: Max McCormick made his NHL debut with the Senators after being called up to replace Mike Hoffman, who is out day-to-day with a lower-body injury. D Marc Methot was a late scratch despite saying he would play in the morning. LW Clarke MacArthur didn't play (concussion, out indefinitely). The Coyotes were without C Antoine Vermette (upper-body, day-to-day) and D Stefan Elliott.