OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jaromir Jagr scored a power-play goal 3:39 into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on an emotional Saturday night in Canada’s capital.
It was the Senators’ first game since the shooting death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial on Wednesday. A touching tribute took place prior to puck drop as players and fans united to commemorate the loss of Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who was killed in a hit-and-run attack Monday near Montreal.
Marek Zidlicky and Damon Severson also scored for the Devils, who snapped a four-game winless streak. Cory Schneider had 33 saves.
Alex Chiasson and Bobby Ryan scored for the Senators, who had won four in a row. Robin Lehner made 26 stops in front of a sellout crowd of 19,266.
Ottawa hadn’t played since last Saturday. Wednesday’s game against Toronto was postponed due to the attack at Parliament Hill.
Ryan’s power-play goal midway through the third tied it at 2, but Jagr’s second goal of the season sent New Jersey home with a win.
Ottawa grabbed a 1-0 lead when Chiasson beat Schneider for a power-play goal at 10:09 of the second. But Severson got New Jersey on the board with an unassisted score 80 seconds later.
Severson took advantage of an Ottawa turnover along the boards at center ice and beat Lehner high over the shoulder.
New Jersey took the lead on Zidlicky’s power-play goal from the point at 16:45 of the second.
NOTES: The Senators were without Marc Methot (back). Jared Cowen, Erik Condra and Colin Greening were healthy scratches. … The Devils were without Jordin Tootoo (foot), and Martin Havlat (facial lacerations). Adam Larsson was a healthy scratch.
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