OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored two goals and Erik Karlsson had two assists Friday night as the Ottawa Senators beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-2.
Kyle Turris added a goal and an assist, and Milan Michalek, Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad also tallied for the Senators (14-12-6). Ottawa won back-to-back games for the first time since early November.
Craig Anderson made 32 saves to record his second straight win.
The Ducks (22-8-5) got two goals from Ryan Getzlaf 2 minutes, 33 seconds apart over the second and third periods. Anaheim lost for the second time in three games.
Ben Lovejoy had two assists for the Ducks and Ilya Bryzgalov made his first start of the season after being re-signed by Anaheim last week and made 25-saves in a shaky performance.
After scoring late in the second period, Getzlaf netted another at 1:49 of the third to quickly cut the Senators’ lead to 4-2, making for some anxious moments for the home side.
Hoffman gave the Senators some breathing room with a goal at 5:50 of the final period.
Zibanejad restored the four-goal cushion with his goal at 16:32.
Turris gave Ottawa a 3-0 lead with a short-handed goal, crossing the Ducks’ blue line and cutting through three defenders to put a shot over Bryzgalov’s shoulder at 16:18 of the second.
Hoffman intercepted a clearing pass inside the Ducks’ line 42 second later and put a quick shot past Bryzgalov for his first goal in eight games.
Getzlaf crashed the net and chipped a bouncing puck over Anderson at 19:16.
The Senators got a power play just 32 seconds into the game as Lovejoy was called for holding. Michalek made him pay with a goal off a cross-ice slap pass from Karlsson with 29 seconds left in the man advantage.
Stone gave the Senators a 2-0 lead when he converted the rebound of Mark Borowiecki’s point shot at 8:21 of the first.
NOTES: Patrick Wiercioch was the lone scratch for the Senators while Devante Smith-Pelly and Hampus Lindholm were scratched for the Ducks. … The win was the first for the Senators over the Ducks on home ice since Game 3 of the 2007 Stanley Cup Final and their first regular season win at home against Anaheim since January 2003. As a team the Senators went 107 minutes, 55 seconds without allowing a goal before Getzlaf’s second-period goal. … Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano is the NHL’s active ironman leader having played in 575 straight games.
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