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Vegas Golden Knights new head coach Peter DeBoer talks to media after defeating the Ottawa Senators 4-2 in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Golden Knights beat Senators in DeBoer's debut with Vegas

Jan. 16, 2020 11:42 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone made his return to Ottawa memorable - for himself and his new coach. Stone scored a goal and picked up an assist, leading Vegas to a 4-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night in Peter DeBoer's debut as the Golden Knights' coach. The win snapped a four-game losing...

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) scores against Ottawa Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg (35) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Larkin's shootout goal gives Red Wings 3-2 win over Senators

Jan. 11, 2020 12:26 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings have their first winning streak in almost a month. Larkin scored the only goal in the shootout to give Detroit a 3-2 victory over the skidding Ottawa Senators on Friday night. The Red Wings have won two in a row for the first time since Dec. 12-14. It...

Washington Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas, center, celebrates his goal with center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) and right wing T.J. Oshie (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ovechkin, Oshie's two-goal nights give Capitals 6-1 win.

Jan. 7, 2020 11:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Alex Ovechkin's sterling career continues, the records continue to accumulate. Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie each scored two goals in the Washington Capitals' 6-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Ovechkin's second goal, his 26th of the season, was the 684th of his career,...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates his winning goal with left wing Ondrej Palat (18) as Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) watches during third-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Johnson helps Lightning beat Senators 5-3 for 6th straight

Jan. 4, 2020 11:49 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — After giving up the go-ahead goal in the closing seconds of the second period, the Tampa Bay Lightning were fired up during the second intermission. They used that anger to fuel a strong third period to keep their winning streak going. Tyler Johnson scored with 1:30 left in...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates with Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Malkin scores twice, Guentzel injured as Pens beat Senators

Dec. 30, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin's goal in the first minute sparked the Pittsburgh Penguins to a victory that ended with distressing thud. Malkin scored twice but teammate Jake Guentzel was injured right after getting his 20th of the season in the Penguins' 5-2 win Monday night over the Ottawa Senators....

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Brannstrom (26) and Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons (28) chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pageau scores twice, Senators beat Sabres 3-1

Dec. 23, 2019 11:51 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators are heading into their break feeling good about their game. Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored two goals, leading the Senators to a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Brady Tkachuk had a goal and two assists. Craig Anderson, making his first start since...

Philadelphia Flyers center Tyler Pitlick (18) tries a backhand shot on Ottawa Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

Couturier scores shootout winner, Flyers beat Senators 5-4

Dec. 21, 2019 11:50 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers had plenty of chances to put away Ottawa. It took Sean Couturier to complete the task. Couturier scored the shootout winner and the Flyers beat the Senators 5-4 on Saturday night. James van Riemsdyk led the Flyers (20-11-5) with two goals. Kevin Hayes and...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) rides Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Goloubef (29) into the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Cirelli scores in OT, Lightning beat Senators 4-3

Dec. 17, 2019 11:38 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay needed extra time for a win over rebuilding Ottawa in a game where one Lightning star was benched. With Nikita Kucherov spectating after a costly turnover, Anthony Cirelli scored with 19 seconds left in overtime and Tampa Bay beat the Senators 4-3 Tuesday night. “He...

Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar (52) and Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki (74) exchange words during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Acciari gets hat trick, Panthers beat Senators 6-1

Dec. 16, 2019 11:20 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers had been struggling to score during a three-game slide. They closed out that stretch with one big period Monday night. Noel Acciari scored three times for his first career hat trick, and Florida routed the Ottawa Senators 6-1 on Monday night. The Panthers grabbed...

Ottawa Senators left wing Anthony Duclair (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

Duclair's hat trick sends Sens past Blue Jackets 4-3 in OT

Dec. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Anthony Duclair finished off quite the ending against his former team. Duclair scored on the power play in overtime to complete the hat trick and give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Duclair, who played in Columbus last season, has eight...