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National Hockey League
Ottawa 2, Anaheim 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 1, 2018
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Referees: Eric Furlatt, Jon McIsaac
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Michel Cormier
Attendance: 13759
Erik Karlsson scored the winner and goalie Mike Condon made 30 saves to backstop the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks Thursday night in Ottawa.

The Senators snapped a six-game losing streak, and it took some real fortitude to claim the victory at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Ottawa blew a 1-0 lead in the final minute of regulation, but received a golden opportunity when Anaheim's Adam Henrique was assessed a high sticking penalty late in the third period, which carried over into overtime.

That's when Karlsson, who also collected an assist in his 600th NHL game, blasted a shot past Ryan Miller for the winner. Ottawa forward Mike Hoffman also had a two-point game with a pair of assists.

It was an entertaining finish to a clash that took until the third period to finally see some scoring. Bobby Ryan put the hosts on the board with a power-play tally. Ryan was parked in front of Miller and deflected Hoffman's rocket of a one-timer just inside the post to crack the goose egg.

Curiously, Ryan left for the dressing room soon after scoring just his seventh goal of the season. He gloved down a puck before leaving the ice and didn't return.

The Ducks finally solved Condon with 54.1 seconds remaining in regulation and their goalie pulled for the extra attacker. Ryan Kesler deflected Rickard Rakell's shot-pass into the top shelf for the fifth goal of his injury shortened season.

The Ducks were without number-one goalie John Gibson, who is on the shelf due to a lower body injury that forced him to leave the previous two games. Miller stopped 30 shots on a night his team saw its three-game winning streak snapped, although the Ducks are riding a 5-1-1 run to get back into the thick of the Western Conference playoff picture.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Anaheim   Ottawa
Ryan Kesler 1 Points Erik Karlsson 2
Ryan Kesler 1 Goals Erik Karlsson 1
Cam Fowler 1 Assists Mike Hoffman 2
N/A Power Play Goals Erik Karlsson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .938 Save Percentage Mike Condon .968
Ryan Miller 30 Saves Mike Condon 30
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 31 1 0-2 2-4 10 27
Ottawa 32 2 2-4 2-2 6 26
Upcoming Games
  • Ottawa will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Senators have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .324 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Montreal. The Ducks have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .519 after a loss.