Silfverberg scores 2 in Sens' 4-1 win over Jets
- Associated Press
- March 17, 2013 - 6:53 PM
OTTAWA - Jakob Silfverberg scored twice to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.
Guillaume Latendresse and Kyle Turris added goals for the Senators (15-8-6), who got 25 saves from Robin Lehner.
Zach Bogosian scored the lone goal for the Jets (15-12-2). Ondrej Pavelec made 38 saves, but Winnipeg's three-game winning streak was snapped.
Trailing 2-0 heading into the third, the Jets finally beat Lehner at 3:26 as Bogosian's shot from just inside the blue line made it through traffic and just under the crossbar.
Evander Kane had a great chance to tie the game midway through the period on a 2-on-1 break, but was robbed by Lehner, who made a great pad save.
The Senators made it 3-1 minutes later with a power-play goal by Turris, and 1:15 after that, Silfverberg scored his second of the game to give Ottawa it's three-goal edge.
Fatigue seemed to be a factor for the Jets, who played for the third time in four days. Ottawa dominated the first period, jumping out to a 2-0 lead and outshooting Winnipeg 19-6.
The Senators opened the scoring at 3:44 when Daniel Alfredsson fought his way down the side boards to the front of the net where the puck bounced in off Latendresse.
The Senators made it 2-0 with a power-play goal with 1:21 remaining in the period. Sergei Gonchar made a pass across the crease to Silfverberg, who managed to handle a bouncing puck and beat Pavelec up high.
Gonchar extended his point streak to seven games with assists on goals by Silfverberg and Turris.
NOTES: Senators LW Kaspars Daugavins was a healthy scratch. Ottawa is without G Craig Anderson (ankle sprain), D Mike Lundin (concussion), D Dave Dziurzynski (concussion), D Erik Karlsson (Achilles), C Jason Spezza (upper body), LW Milan Michalek (knee), D Jared Cowen (hip). ... Winnipeg D Paul Postma, C Alexander Burmistrov and G Al Montoya were healthy scratches. The Jets were without D Tobias Enstrom (shoulder), D Zach Redmond (leg), RW Anthony Peluso (hand), C Jim Slater (upper body).
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