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Senators defeat Ducks on White's OT goal, end losing streak

Scores at 1:34 to give Ottawa first win in nine games; Anaheim on 0-6-3 slide

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Correspondent

White nets the OT winner

OTT@ANA: White nets Stone's dish for overtime winner

Mark Stone passes across the slot to Colin White, who one-times the puck past John Gibson to give the Senators a 2-1 win in overtime

  • 01:29 •

ANAHEIM -- Colin White scored at 1:34 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Wednesday.

Bobby Ryan scored in the third period, and Anders Nilsson made 32 saves for the Senators (16-23-5), who ended an eight-game losing streak.

"We feel like we were in a lot of games lately, and we let them go away in the third period and get away from us," Ryan said. "Tonight, we just stuck with it."

 

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Jakob Silfverberg scored in the first period, and John Gibson made 28 saves for the Ducks (19-17-8), who have lost nine straight games (0-6-3) for the first time in their history.

"These are the difficult ones to turn the page on," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said.

Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf brought the puck into the Senators zone in overtime and tried to feed defenseman Hampus Lindholm as he drove to the net, but Ottawa forward Mark Stone blocked it. Stone skated the puck into the left face-off circle in the Anaheim zone before backhanding a centering pass to White, who scored the winning goal on a one-timer from the bottom of the right hash marks.

Ryan scored at 9:23 of the third period to tie the game 1-1.

Ottawa's Chris Tierney won a face-off in the Anaheim zone, and Senators defenseman Dylan DeMelo drove to the net from the sidewall before losing the puck as he got close to the crease. It appeared to go off Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler's skate and Ryan's blade before skidding across the goal line.

Ryan extended his point streak to a season-high five games (two goals, four assists).

Video: OTT@ANA: Ryan taps home the equalizer in 3rd

Silfverberg moved into a tie with Pontus Aberg and Ondrej Kase for the Ducks lead with his 11th goal at 8:52 of the first period.

Andrew Cogliano passed the puck to defenseman Brandon Montour in the neutral zone. Montour brought the puck into the Ottawa zone and left it for Silverberg just as he reached the top of the right circle for a one-timer.

That was the third shot on goal for the Ducks. Nilsson made the save on the final 30 he faced.

"Even though Anaheim had some zone time in the second period and had some shots, most of the shots were from the outside and we didn't give up any odd-man rushes, or at least not a lot of odd-man rushes throughout the whole game," Nilsson said. "They played really good in front of me, and I think that's the way we need to keep playing because we have a lot of offensive skilled players that can put the puck in the net."

Video: EA Sports Overtime Winner: White seals win for Sens

Anaheim's longest losing streak was eight games, from Oct. 12-30, 1996 (0-8-0) and from Nov. 3-20, 2005 (0-5-3).

The Ducks have scored two goals or fewer in eight of nine games during their losing streak.

"We're not creating enough offensive chances that are consecutive," Carlyle said. "When we do, we seem to be snakebit around the net. We've had ample chances but haven't been able to find the back of the net consistently."

 
They said it

"We weren't guilty of chasing in any regards. I think we just finally had faith that the chances were starting to come in the third a little bit. We were starting to push the pace a little and started to get some traffic in front. It paid off." -- Senators forward Bobby Ryan

 

"In the offensive zone, we're standing still. If you look at the high-scoring teams in the League, it feels like they have guys flying everywhere. They involve the [defensemen] a lot and have forwards coming up. It's hard defending teams with guys always on the move. A lot of times, we get stagnant. We need to find ways to get through." -- Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm

 

Need to know

Forward Matt Duchene, second on the Senators with 42 points (18 goals, 24 assists), missed the game to be with his wife, Ashley, who gave birth to their first child, a boy named Beau David Newell Duchene, on Wednesday. ... Ottawa did not have a power play for the first time this season. … It also was the first game the Ducks did not go on the penalty kill. ... Anaheim forward Rickard Rakell returned after missing the past 13 games with an ankle injury. He was minus-2 with two shots on goal in 19:25. … The Ducks are 7-1-2 on Wednesday this season. ... Getzlaf does not have a point in eight straight games, the longest drought of his NHL career. … Cogliano ended a 10-game point drought with the assist on Silfverberg's goal. … Aberg, who did not have a point and was minus-10 in the previous seven games, was a healthy scratch. … Ducks defenseman Jake Dotchin played his 100th NHL game. … Gibson entered the game leading the NHL with a .953 save percentage in the third period.

 
What's next

Senators: At the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, TSN5, RDS, NHL.TV)

Ducks: Host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SN360, SNE, SNO, SNP, PRIME, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV)

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