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Senators climb in Atlantic despite extending skid

Fall to Red Wings in shootout for fifth straight loss but get one point to move into third

by Dave Hogg / Correspondent

DETROIT -- The Ottawa Senators moved into third place in the Atlantic Division after a 5-4 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Monday.

The Senators (41-27-10), who lost their fifth straight game (0-3-2), are tied with the Boston Bruins but have one game in hand. The Toronto Maple Leafs moved into second place with a 4-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres. The Bruins hold the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

"We are still in a great spot," Senators captain Erik Karlsson said. "We just have to keep playing like we did tonight."

The Senators trailed three times, including 4-2 with 12 minutes to play, but rallied to tie the game.


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"At 4-2, the way things have gone, our season could have fallen apart, but we fought our way back into the game," Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said.

Detroit forward Evgeny Svechnikov, who made his NHL debut, scored the only goal of the shootout in the seventh round.

Video: OTT@DET: Nyquist pots redirection from slot for PPG

"Coach pointed at me and said 'go' and the guys told me to do my thing," he said. "This is just an unbelievable moment."

Petr Mrazek stopped forward Colin White, who also was making his NHL debut, to end the game. Svechnikov was the No. 19 pick by the Red Wings in the 2015 NHL Draft. White was No. 21.

"They put their kid on, so we put our kid on," Boucher said.

Kyle Turris had a goal and two assists for Ottawa.

Mrazek made 41 saves before going 7-for-7 in the shootout for Detroit (32-35-12).

Video: OTT@DET: Mrazek forces SO attempt wide to seal win

Frans Nielsen gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead 40 second into the second period on a pass from behind the net that went in off Ottawa defenseman Ben Harpur's skate.

Alexandre Burrows tied it 1-1 at 1:46 with his 14th goal on a shot over Mrazek's glove.

Dylan Larkin made it 2-1 with a shorthanded goal at 6:57, taking a bad-angle shot that bounced in off Craig Anderson.

Karlsson made it 2-2 51 seconds into the third period with a power-play goal from the right corner. His centering pass bounced into the crease, hit Mrazek's stick and trickled through his legs.

Video: OTT@DET: Karlsson nets PPG from below the goal line

Tomas Tatar gave the Red Wings a 3-2 lead with a power-play goal at 5:53, and Gustav Nyquist tipped in Mike Green's shot on another power play at 8:00 to make it 4-2.

Turris made it 4-3 with his 27th goal 22 seconds later, and Fredrik Claesson tied the game 4-4 at 12:31 with his third goal of the season.

Mrazek made seven saves, three on breakaways, and the Red Wings had five shots in overtime.

"That was the most entertaining overtime period I've ever played in," Turris said. "I wish they could all be like that."

Video: OTT@DET: Tatar knocks puck out of the air for PPG

Karlsson was expected to miss his third straight game with a lower-body injury, but felt good after skating Monday morning in Ottawa and made his way to Detroit. He arrived at the arena about two hours before the game.

"This was a huge game, so I called [general manager Pierre Dorion] and told him I was going to get on a plane," he said. "I didn't even tell my teammates."


Goal of the game

After going down 4-2, Mark Stone intercepted a Detroit clearing attempt and got the puck to Turris, who used defenseman Danny DeKeyser as a screen for a shot over Mrazek's glove.

Video: OTT@DET: Turris uses defender as screen, picks corner

Save of the game

The Red Wings nearly took the lead late in the first period, but Anderson used his blocker to deflect Green's one-timer from between the faceoff circles.

Video: OTT@DET: Anderson makes an excellent blocker save

Highlight of the game

Svechnikov took his time skating in on Anderson for his shootout attempt, deked a forehand and slid a backhand into the corner.

"I did that move in Grand Rapids a couple times and scored, so I knew that's what I wanted to do," he said.

Video: OTT@DET: Svechnikov nets clinching SO goal in debut

Unsung performance of the game

Burrows nearly tied the game late in the second period, breaking through the Red Wings defense. Rookie defenseman Nick Jensen got back to knock the puck off Burrows' stick when he was about to shoot at point-blank range.


They said it

"This was a huge comeback for us. Now we've got a chance to play those guys again [Tuesday] and really start to build some momentum." -- Senators forward Kyle Turris


"I'm 20 years old, and I'm starting a game at Joe Louis Arena. It felt like there were bubbles in my body." -- Red Wings rookie forward Evgeny Svechnikov on his NHL debut

Need to know

Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan missed the shootout with an upper-body injury. Boucher didn't know his status for the rematch Tuesday. ... Jensen had two assists and has four points (one goal, three assists) in his past two games.

What's next

Senators: Host the Red Wings on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; TSN5, RDS, FS-D, NHL.TV)

Red Wings: At the Senators on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; TSN5, RDS, FS-D, NHL.TV)


Video: Svechnikov nets SO winner in Wings' 5-4 win over Sens

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