Senators power out victory over Jets

Winnipeg Jets centre Jim Slater and Ottawa Senators forward Ales Hemsky get tangled up during NHL...

Winnipeg Jets centre Jim Slater and Ottawa Senators forward Ales Hemsky get tangled up during NHL action at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Man., on Sat., March 8, 2014. (Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:43 PM ET

Ales Hemsky put on a chemistry lesson Saturday afternoon.

And, Craig Anderson saved the day.

Picked up from the Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline, the Czech winger paid immediate dividends with three assists in the club's 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre.

The victory -- which included Mike Hoffman's first NHL goal -- allowed the Senators to close out this four-game Western road swing with a .500 record and stay in the hunt for a playoff spot in the East.

"This game was huge for us," said Hemsky. "We knew we had to win this one to stay in the race. It's nice confidence for future games.

"The first game I just got there before the game. This worked out well."


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