Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Clarke MacArthur scored twice as the Ottawa
Senators took a 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
Bobby Ryan posted a goal and an assist while Chris Neil also scored for the
Senators, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Robin Lehner made 34 saves
in the win.
Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm scored for the Red Wings, who had broken a
seven-game losing streak, their longest in almost 23 years, with a 4-3 win
over Carolina on Thursday.
Jimmy Howard allowed all four goals on 29 shots for Detroit, which had also
snapped an eight-game home losing streak, its longest in 27 years, with the
win against Carolina.
Detroit tied the game on a 5-on-3 1:08 into the third period as Datsyuk threw
the puck out front from the left side and it went off a Senator and into the
Ottawa, though, later found itself with a 5-on-3 after penalties to Helm and
On the advantage, the Senators took a 3-2 lead when Erik Karlsson fired a pass
from the slot to the low left side where Ryan one-timed it home for his 11th
of the year at 3:51.
The Senators took a 4-2 lead on yet another power-play goal as Patrick
Wiercioch blasted a shot on net that saw MacArthur jam home the rebound with
4:02 to play.
Detroit opened the scoring in the game at 13:23 of the first with a power-play
marker as Tomas Tatar fired a shot on goal from the right circle that Helm re-
directed into the net.
Ottawa tied the game just over a minute later on MacArthur's first of the game
after he grabbed a rebound and put it in from the left side.
The Senators then took a 2-1 lead at 15:44 of the first period thanks to a
turnover in the Detroit end that saw Chris Neil get credit for his fourth of
the season after his shot bounced in off a Red Wing.
Howard stopped 11 shots in the second period, while Lehner made six saves in
the frame to keep it a one-goal game.
Ottawa plays in Carolina on Sunday ... Detroit plays in Buffalo on Sunday ...
Both teams were 2-for-8 on the power play ... Ottawa has won the past two
games against Detroit.
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