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Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa Senators in 6-2 win over Anaheim Ducks

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OTTAWA - Mike Hoffman scored two goals and Erik Karlsson had two assists Friday as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-2.

Kyle Turris added a goal and an assist to help out the cause while Milan Michalek, Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad had the other markers to give the Senators (14-12-6) back-to-back wins for the first time since early November.

Craig Anderson made 32 saves to record his second straight win as well.

The Ducks (22-8-5) got two goals from Ryan Getzlaf two minutes and 33 seconds apart over the second and third periods. Anaheim lost for the second time in three games.

The Ducks also got two assists from Ben Lovejoy and a shaky 25-save performance from Ilya Bryzgalov, who made his first start of the season after being re-signed by Anaheim last week.

After scoring late in the second period, Getzlaf scored at 1:49 of the third to quickly cut the Senators lead from 4-0 to 4-2, making for some anxious moments for the home side.

Hoffman quickly resolved any tension when his goal at 5:50 of the final period gave the Senators a 5-2 lead.

Zibanejad restored the four-goal cushion with his goal 16:32 of the third.

The Senators went into the second period with a 2-0 lead and it looked as though they were headed to the third with that same advantage before three goals were scored less than three minutes apart late in the second.

Turris gave Ottawa a 3-0 lead with a short-handed goal, crossing the Ducks' blue-line and cutting through three defenders to put a shot over Bryzgalov's shoulder at 16:18.

Hoffman intercepted a clearing pass inside the Duck's line just 42 second later and put a quick shot past Bryzgalov for a 4-0 lead and his first goal in eight games.

Getzlaf crashed the net and chipped a bouncing puck over Anderson at 19:16.

The Senators got a power play just 32 seconds into the game as Lovejoy was called for holding. Michalek made him pay with a goal off a cross-ice slap pass from Karlsson with 29 seconds left in the man advantage.

Stone gave the Senators a 2-0 lead when he converted the rebound of a Mark Borowiecki point shot at 8:21 of the first.

Notes: Patrick Wiercioch was the lone scratch for the Senators while Devante Smith-Pelly and Hampus Lindholm were scratched for the Ducks. ??? The win was the first for the Senators over the Ducks on home ice since Game 3 of the 2007 Stanley Cup Final and their first regular season win at home against Anaheim since January 2003. ??? As a team the Senators went 107 minutes and 55 seconds without allowing a goal before Getzlaf's second period goal. Anderson went 115:14. ??? Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano is the NHL's active ironman leader having played in 575 straight games.

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