OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators scored early Tuesday and held on for a 5-2 win over the Penguins.
Daniel Alfredsson fired a slap-shot past Sebastien Caron 2:33 into the game for a power-play goal.
Colby Armstrong tied the game 6:56 into the second period with a short-handed goal. He created a turnover in the Ottawa zone and the puck went to Ryan Malone. He slid a pass to Armstrong and he fired it past Ray Emery.
The Senators tallied a power-play goal 17 seconds when Andrej Meszaros fired a slap-shot past Caron.
Chris Kelly made it 3-1 with 7:29 to play when he flipped a shot past Caron.
Meszaros tallied a power-play goal to make it a 4-1 game 3:39 into the third.
Tomas Surovy cut it to 4-2 with 11:18 left in the game when he converted on a Senators turnover.
Antoine Vermette added a short-handed goal with 4:52 left to boost Ottawa’s lead to 5-2.