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Senators defeat Rangers for third straight victory

Brown scores first NHL goal for Ottawa, which has won seven of nine games

by Callum Fraser / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Brown's first NHL goal

NYR@OTT: Brown scores first NHL goal on power play

Logan Brown scores on the power play for his first career NHL goal and a 2-0 Senators lead over the Rangers

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OTTAWA -- Logan Brown scored his first NHL goal for the Ottawa Senators in a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday.

"That's something I've dreamt of my whole life," Brown said. "And then especially these past couple weeks with all the unlucky bounces I've had, I've been thinking of getting that one. It's definitely a dream come true."

Thomas Chabot and Anthony Duclair each had a goal and an assist for the Senators (11-11-1), who have won three games in a row and are 7-2-0 in their past nine.

 

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"Certainly, some of the guys that have been here have had a lot of losses, especially at the end probably of last year. They're having some fun getting a little bit of success," Ottawa coach D.J. Smith said. "We can't get ahead of ourselves, but it is fun to win some games, and these young kids are getting a chance to play."

Video: NYR@OTT: Chabot scores goal in opening minute

Jacob Trouba scored, and Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves for the Rangers (9-9-2), who are 2-3-0 in their past five games.

"An abysmal game in so many ways," New York coach David Quinn said. "Give Ottawa a lot of credit; I thought they played hard, I thought they played smart, they won every foot race, they won every 1-on-1 battle. At the end of the day, that's been the trend for us: When we start feeling good about ourselves, we don't do a really good job of handling it. This is as disappointing as it's been because I thought we were actually going in the right direction and building off a couple of real good games for us, but it's back to square one."

Anders Nilsson made 30 saves to improve to 6-1-0 in his past seven starts.

"Our goalies are doing a [heck] of a job for us, and they're finding all ways to make that big save to keep us in the game," Chabot said of Nilsson and Craig Anderson.

Chabot scored with a high wrist shot to the short side from the left face-off circle to give the Senators a 1-0 lead 57 seconds into the game.

Brown, playing his 15th game for Ottawa, ninth this season, scored from the slot on the power play off a pass from Jean-Gabriel Pageau to make it 2-0 at 6:32 of the first period.

Trouba scored with a point shot that went in off Nilsson's stick to cut it to 2-1 at 17:20.

Tyler Ennis stick-handled around two Rangers on the rush and scored with a snap shot over Lundqvist's glove to give the Senators a 3-1 lead at 1:11 of the second.

Duclair one-timed a pass from Pageau on a 5-on-3 power play to make it 4-1 at 13:24.

New York, which was coming off a 4-1 win against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, went 0-for-4 on the power play. Ottawa was 2-for-5.

"I feel like I'm a broken record at this point because I talk about it after every win, and again after every loss following a pretty good win," Rangers forward Chris Kreider said. "We know the formula, and we buy in one game and get away from it the next. It's been like this the last few weeks. We've got to find a way to stop the bleeding."

Video: NYR@OTT: Duclair fires home slap shot for PPG

 

They said it

"It's been going on since the start of the season. We take a step in the right direction, and then we have a game where we're just not ready. And the teams start coming; it doesn't matter who you play in this league, everybody is going to come after you, and you just have to be ready for it. I think attention to detail [against the Capitals on Wednesday] was so good. Today, we got outworked, I thought, at least in the first half of the game." -- Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist

"I just think we've got guys that obviously don't understand how hard it is in this league. And it's not our young players, I'll tell you that right now. It's guys that have been in the League before. These guys have got to step up and deliver in situations like this." -- Rangers coach David Quinn

"I think he's really worked hard to get to where he's at. I think he's starting to prove that he belongs in this league. He can make plays. It was nice to see him score tonight." -- Senators coach D.J. Smith on Logan Brown

 

Need to know

Lundqvist remains tied with Curtis Joseph for fifth in NHL history with 454 wins. ... Rangers forward Artemi Panarin's point streak ended at 12 games (seven goals, 12 assists). ... Senators forward Brady Tkachuk had a game-high nine shots on goal. ... Pageau has 13 points (10 goals, three assists) in the past 12 games.

 

What's next

Rangers: At the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CITY, SNE, TVAS, MSG 2, NHL.TV)

Senators: At the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday (7 p.m. ET; FS-O, TSN5, RDS, NHL.TV)

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