|Date of game: 1/10/2015
Recap: Arizona vs. Ottawa
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Craig Anderson made 31 saves, and the Ottawa Senators scored five unanswered goals to top the Arizona Coyotes, 5-1, on Saturday.
After Mikkel Boedker put the Coyotes on top early in the game, Milan Michalek and Clarke MacArthur scored first-period goals to give the Senators the lead.
Ottawa also got goals from Mike Hoffman, Cody Ceci and David Legwand to end its three-game losing streak.
"We finally got rewarded for our effort," Senators head coach Dave Cameron said. "It feels good."
Mike Smith allowed all five Senators goals on 33 shots as the Coyotes lost for the second time in three games.
Having failed on 28 straight attempts on the power play entering the game, the Senators converted on their first chance to tie it after Boedker's goal 4 1/2 minutes into the contest. After Erik Karlsson's slap shot rang off the post, Smith could not cover up a puck loose in the crease. Michalek was eventually able to shoot it by the down-and-out Smith.
"Real frustrating," said Coyotes coach Dave Tippett. "I thought we started the game alright. Got a lead, take a really poor penalty. Really poor penalty."
Just six minutes later, MacArthur took advantage of another loose puck in the crease. Kyle Turris' wraparound attempt caromed off Smith and Chris Summers, and MacArthur was right on the doorstep at the opposite post to jam the loose puck home.
In the second period, the Senators took a two-goal lead. Hoffman received Mika Zibanejad's cross-crease pass after an Arizona turnover in its own end, and Smith could not move left-to-right fast enough to make the save.
Ottawa converted another power-play chance in the third period to put the game away. Karlsson's cross-ice pass found Ceci jumping into the play from the blue line, and he ripped it by Smith to go up three goals.
With seven seconds left, Legwand stripped the puck from Boedker and shot through Smith's five-hole to complete the rout.Game Notes
Ottawa's Bobby Ryan and Hoffman and Arizona's Oliver Ekman-Larsson will
participate in All-Star festivities in Columbus later this month ... The Stone
brothers, Michael on Arizona and Mark on Ottawa, compete against
each other in the NHL for the first time ... Had Arizona's Zbynek Michalek
had played, it would have been the first time two unrelated sets of brothers
competed against each other since Dec. 23, 1983 when St. Louis' Wayne Babych
and Joe Mullen skated against Winnipeg's Dave Babych and Brian Mullen.