Lazar has 2 goals, Karlsson 4 assists; Sens beat Leafs 6-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Curtis Lazar had the first two-goal game of his career, Erik Karlsson had four assists and the Ottawa Senators embarrassed the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 on Saturday night to end a three-game skid.
Lazar's second goal came 2:27 into the third period and gave Ottawa a 6-0 lead.
Zack Smith, Mika Zibanejad, Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone also scored for the Senators, and Craig Anderson made 26 saves.
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored 3:25 into the third for Toronto. Jonathan Bernier had 14 saves after replacing starter James Reimer, who was beaten three times on eight shots and was pulled 7:38 into the game.
This was Ottawa's second victory in seven games. They had been outscored 13-7 in two losses since the All-Star break.
Smith opened the scoring 19 seconds in when he completed a 2-on-1 rush with Marc Methot.
Just over 4 minutes later, Zibanejad scored on a 2-on-1 with Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who took a pass from Karlsson while leaving the penalty box following a minor penalty for boarding.
Ryan gave the Senators a 3-0 lead on a routine shot from the faceoff circle that eluded Reimer and ended his night.
Bernier took over and made a huge stop on Kyle Turris, who was making his return to the Ottawa lineup after missing six games with a lower-body injury.
Bernier made the original stop of Karlsson but was unable to stop the rebound as Lazar gave the Senators a 4-0 lead 7 minutes into the second period.
Stone got his goal 39 seconds into the third.
Notes- Defenseman Jared Cowen and forward Nick Paul were scratches for the Senators. Defenseman Martin Marincin was a scratch for the Maple Leafs. ... Paul and forward Ryan Dzingel were both recalled Saturday from Binghamton of the AHL. ... Reimer entered the game tied for second in the league with a .932 save percentage. ... Ottawa will conclude its three-game homestand Monday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Leafs will play the second of a five-game trip when they visit the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.