Pesky Senators stamp out Devils in shootout win

New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur stops a scoring attempt from Ottawa Senators' Jakob...

New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur stops a scoring attempt from Ottawa Senators' Jakob Silfverberg during the second period of their NHL hockey game on Monday. (BLAIR GABLE/Reuters)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:38 PM ET

OTTAWA - It wasn’t pretty, it only looked that way to the Senators.

The Senators have found different ways to win this season and Monday was no different as they won ugly as Mika Zibanejad scored the winner the shootout in a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils in front of 18,902 at Scotiabank Place.

Colin Greening and Chris Phillips scored in regulation while Marek Zidlicky and Andrei Loktionov replied for the Devils. It’s no surprise this was close, 19 of the last 22 games between these two teams has been decided by two goals or less.

The Senators had only 14 shots in 65 minutes, but Zibanejad’s winner ended the club’s three-game losing streak in the shootout.

“Not our prettiest win of the season but we’ll take it,” said Phillips, who opened the scoring at 2:12 of the first. “They play a tight defensive game. I’m not surprised to not get a lot of shots. We’d like to get more than we did.


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