Senators edge Predators in overtime, 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored 3:01 into overtime, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Chris DiDomenico, Max McCormick and Magnus Paajarvi also scored as the Senators (19-25-9) won for the fourth time in five games. Craig Anderson made 35 saves for his 15th win of the season.
P.K. Subban scored twice for the Predators (32-12-9), and Calle Jarnkrok picked up his 13th goal. Juuse Saros stopped 32 shots.
Veteran forward Kyle Turris returned to Ottawa for the first time since he was traded to the Predators in November. He received a standing ovation during a video tribute in the first period.
The Predators tied it at 3 when Subban ripped a shot past Anderson with under five minutes remaining in regulation.
The Senators scored two second-period goals to take a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes.
McCormick, who was recalled from the minors on Tuesday, cut to the net and rang a shot in off the post for his third career goal. Ottawa took the lead on Paajarvi's first with the Senators on a wraparound midway through the period.
Senators captain Erik Karlsson moved into sole possession of third place on the franchise's points list (492) with an assist on Paajarvi's goal.
Subban opened the scoring 34 seconds into the game when his shot deflected in off Cody Ceci's skate, but the Senators tied it on DiDomenico's second in as many games. He took a pass in the slot and beat Saros with a wrist shot.
The Predators regained the lead on Jarnkrok's goal.
NOTES: Ottawa's Jean-Gabriel Pageau played his 300th career game. ... Ottawa F Alex Burrows served his first of a 10-game suspension for kneeing New Jersey's Taylor Hall on Tuesday night. Burrows decided not to appeal the suspension. ... Ottawa was also without Mark Stone (knee), Derick Brassard (mobility), Bobby Ryan (hand), Nate Thompson (lower body) and Gabriel Dumont (lower body). ... Nashville's Filip Forsberg served his third of a three-game suspension for his hit on Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey.
Predators: At Montreal on Saturday night.
Senators: At Toronto on Saturday night.
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