Skip to main content

Erik Karlsson has overtime winner as Ottawa Senators edge Vancouver Canucks 4-3

NHL.com @NHL

OTTAWA - Erik Karlsson scored the winner 1:21 into overtime to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

Ottawa scored four unanswered goals to win the game and snap a five-game losing streak (0-4-1).

Mika Zibanejad led the way for the Senators (10-11-5) with two goals and two assists. David Legwand also scored as Craig Anderson faced 33 shots.

Radim Vrbata, Kevin Bieksa and Brad Richardson scored for Vancouver (18-8-1) as Eddie Lack faced 45 shots.

Things looked bleak for the Senators when the Canucks took a 3-0 lead early in the second as Richardson took advantage of a Chris Phillips giveaway and walked in to beat Anderson.

Ottawa's comeback bid started midway through the third as Legwand scored a power-play goal.

Zibanejad made it 3-2 at 14:12 of the second as he picked up his own rebound and banked it in off Yannick Weber.

Zibanejad, with his first two goal game, completed the comeback with just over one minute remaining in the period as he took a pass from Bobby Ryan and beat Lack off his backhand.

Vancouver opened the scoring at 6:10 of the first as Vrbata showed great skill and patience as he had a nice deke to get around Anderson and score into an open net.

Just over one minute later Bieksa made it 2-0 as his shot from just inside the blue-line made it through traffic.

Mark Stone returned to the lineup after missing one game after taking a puck to the ankle against the Islanders last Thursday.

The Canucks wrap-up their seven-game road trip Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens, while the Senators are off until Thursday when they host the Los Angeles Kings.

Notes: D Marc Methot was a late scratch. The Senators were without D Patrick Wiercioch (muscle strain), LW Milan Michalek (upper body, day-to-day) and G Robin Lehner (knee, day-to-day). C Colin Greening and C Zack Smith were healthy scratches. The Canucks were without C Shawn Matthias (head, day-to-day). D Frank Corrado and LW Tom Sestito were a healthy scratch.

View More