OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Thomas Chabot had a goal and an assist, Anders Nilsson stopped 30 shots, and the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Friday night.
Logan Brown, Tyler Ennis and Anthony Duclair also scored for the Senators, who have their first three-game winning streak of the season. Nilsson has won his last four starts at home while allowing just five goals in that stretch.
Jacob Trouba scored for the Rangers, and Henrik Lundqvist finished with 35 saves.
Ottawa got off to a fast start, scoring twice in the first 6 1/2 minutes. Chabot got the Senators going just 57 seconds in with his first goal in 17 games, and Brown scored on the power play at 6:32 for his first NHL goal.
Trouba got the Rangers on the scoreboard with a shot from inside the blue line that took a bounce that fooled Nilsson with 2:40 left in the opening period.
Ottawa continued to control the pace of the game for much of the second period. Ennis gave the Senators a 3-1 lead at 1:11 as he fought his way to the net and beat Lundqvist with a wrist shot.
After failing to score on two power plays, including a double-minor Ottawa’s Christian Jaros, the Rangers got into penalty trouble themselves.
Ottawa had a two-man advantage, and Lundqvist made three big saves, but was then beat by Duclair with 6:36 remaining. .
The Senators had another two-man advantage 16 seconds later, but were unable to beat Lundqvist again.
This was the third and final meeting between the two teams this season. The Rangers won the first meeting, 4-1 here on Oct. 5, and the Senators won 6-2 at New York on Nov. 4.
Ottawa recalled Max Lajoie and Jaros from Belleville of the AHL as it deals with injuries on the blue line. Lundqvist remained in a tie with Curtis Joseph for fifth place on the NHL’s goalie wins list at 454.
The Rangers visit Montreal on Saturday night.
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