OTTAWA, Ont. (AP) — Travis Hamonic and Tim Stutzl each scored twice as the Ottawa Senators beat the Columbus Blue…
OTTAWA, Ont. (AP) — Travis Hamonic and Tim Stutzl each scored two goals and the Ottawa Senators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
Jakob Chychrun had a goal and an assist, while Jake Sanderson and Mathieu Joseph each had two assists for the Senators. Cam Talbot finished with 19 saves and won for the fifth time in his last seven starts after losing four straight.
Jack Raslovich and Patrick Lane scored for the Blue Jackets, who have lost five of their last seven (2-3-2). Elvis Merzlikins got the start and had four goals on 23 shots before being replaced early in the second period by rookie Michael Hutchinson, who had 15 saves.
Stutzl gave the Senators a 2-1 lead midway through the first period when he took a pass from Brady Tkachuk, drove alone to Hutchinson and beat the keeper on the blocking side.
Hamonic got his second of the night and fifth of the season on a reverse shot by Alex DeBrincat to give Ottawa a two-goal lead at 2:16 of the second period.
Chicrun, acquired from Arizona on Wednesday, got his first goal with the Senators just 48 seconds in when he beat Hutchinson from the right circle to make it 4-1.
Lane pulled the Blue Jackets within two with a power-play goal with 9:04 left in the middle period. It was his 19th.
Stützle scored in the 31st on a low-handed layup to restore Ottawa’s three-goal lead with 7:53 left in the third.
Blue Jackets: At Pittsburgh on Tuesday night to wrap up a two-game road trip.
Senators: At Chicago on Monday night to open a five-game road trip.
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