OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot didn’t have a very auspicious start to Saturday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. By the end, it had all turned out well for him and his teammates.
Methot had three assists while Mark Stone, Mika Zibanejad, Bobby Ryan and Erik Karlsson each had a goal and an assist apiece as the Senators routed Arizona 7-2.
The first goal of the game went in the Ottawa net off Methot’s glove just 40 seconds into the first period. Arizona’s Zybnek Michalek received credit for the goal.
“I just tried corralling the puck more. From experience I know that when you try to flatly hit it right out of the air, you can break your hand. I just tried to corral it and I misplayed it. That’s why I’m not a goaltender, I guess,” said Methot, who tied a career high with his three points in a game.
“It’s not every night I get three points. It’s lucky more than anything else and I’m just happy we got the win after that fluky first goal.”
It was 1-all before Ottawa scored four times in 5