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Tkachuk lifts Senators past Jets with late goal

Breaks tie with nine seconds remaining to end Ottawa losing streak; Dubois scratched for Winnipeg

by Darrin Bauming / Independent Correspondent

Tkachuk scores go-ahead goal late

OTT@WPG: Tkachuk nets go-ahead goal in final seconds

Brady Tkachuk tips in Mike Reilly's point blast with 8.2 seconds left in the 3rd period for the go-ahead goal, giving the Senators a 2-1 lead

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WINNIPEG -- Brady Tkachuk scored the tiebreaking goal with nine seconds remaining, and the Ottawa Senators ended a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Saturday.

Tkachuk deflected a shot by Mike Reilly after a giveaway by Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.

"We want to get two points every night," Tkachuk said. "We don't want to play for one and we don't want to play for overtime. We want to play to win, and I think that's what our group does. … We're getting sick and tired of losing. It's definitely a nice feeling to get a win under our belt."

Evgenii Dadonov scored for Ottawa (3-12-1), and Marcus Hogberg made 30 saves. The Senators had been outscored 13-5 in their past five games, including a 5-1 loss to the Jets on Thursday.

"That's a good win for us," Dadonov said. "We've been waiting for a long time for the wins, so I hope [losing streaks are] not going to happen more often. The luck has turned our way today. Some games, we play really well but we didn't win. But today, it turned our way."

Video: OTT@WPG: Dadonov tips in White's backhand set-up

Mark Scheifele scored for Winnipeg (8-5-1), and Hellebuyck made 27 saves.

"It's just communication," Jets coach Paul Maurice said of the winning goal. "[Hellebuyck has] got the right to go and stop that puck, so it doesn't get jammed on the wall. He thinks [Derek] Forbort is coming back to play it, so he leaves it. Forbort's going into the corner because he thinks Connor's going to give it to him. And then the puck rolled into the trapezoid so Connor can't move it after that."

Winnipeg forward Pierre-Luc Dubois did not play because of a lower-body injury. Ottawa goalie Matt Murray did not play because of an upper-body injury sustained Thursday.

Scheifele made it 1-0 at 5:43 of the second period to extend his point streak to six games (eight points; three goals, five assists). He has at least one point in 12 of 14 games this season, including two assists Thursday.

"They clogged up the slot, they made us work for our ice," Scheifele said. "They made it hard on us, and when a team makes it hard on you like that, you've got to find ways to create some offense and create some loose pucks and get in front of their goalie. And we just didn't do it enough."

Video: OTT@WPG: Scheifele backhands Vesalainen's set-up home

Dadonov tied the game 1-1 at 7:29 of the second period.

"We've obviously got some areas where we need to improve," Maurice said. "Our offensive game, I've liked. I didn't like parts of it [today], but we're starting to get to the net."

Hogberg got his first win of the season; he was 0-5-0 in eight games (four starts).

"It feels really good for myself and for the team too, to get a win here," he said. "It was a good game by us. A full 60 minutes. I am really proud how the guys played in front of me … It was a really nice win."

NOTES: Prior to the game, the Senators reacquired forward Ryan Dzingel in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes for forwards Cedric Paquette and Alex Galchenyuk. Dzingel played for Ottawa from 2015-19. ... Ottawa forward Artem Anisimov, who was scratched the previous nine games, did not have a shot on goal in 9:53 of ice time. ... Winnipeg finished a stretch of nine of 10 games at home with a 5-3-1 record at Bell MTS Place.

Video: Tkachuk scores in final seconds, Senators edge Jets

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