NHL Roundup: Senators post 4-1 win over Rangers

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Thomas Chabot had a goal and an assist, Anders Nilsson stopped 30 shots, and the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Friday night.

Logan Brown, Tyler Ennis and Anthony Duclair also scored for the Senators, who have their first three-game winning streak of the season. Nilsson has won his last four starts at home while allowing just five goals in that stretch.

Jacob Trouba scored for the Rangers, and Henrik Lundqvist finished with 35 saves.

Ottawa got off to a fast start, scoring twice in the first 6 1/2 minutes.

Chabot got the Senators going just 57 seconds in with his first goal in 17 games, and Brown scored on the power play at 6:32 for his first NHL goal.

Trouba got the Rangers on the scoreboard with a shot from inside the blue line that took a bounce that fooled Nilsson with 2:40 left in the opening period.

Ottawa continued to control the pace of the game for much of the second period. Ennis gave the Senators a 3-1 lead at 1:11 as he fought his way to the net and beat Lundqvist with a wrist shot.

After failing to score on two power plays, including a double-minor Ottawa’s Christian Jaros, the Rangers got into penalty trouble themselves.

Ottawa had a two-man advantage, and Lundqvist made three big saves, but was then beat by Duclair with 6:36 remaining.

The Senators had another two-man advantage 16 seconds later, but were unable to beat Lundqvist again.

Penguins 4, Devils 1

PITTSBURGH — Jared McCann and John Marino scored 25 seconds apart in the third period to boost the Pittsburgh Penguins past the New Jersey Devils.

Jake Guentzel picked up his team-leading 11th goal for Pittsburgh and Dominik Kahun added his sixth of the season as the Penguins snapped a four-game winless streak at home against New Jersey.

Tristan Jarry trimmed his goals-against average to 1.81 by stopping 36 shots, weathering an early second-period surge from the Devils then coasting after Guentzel’s pretty backhand goal just past the midway point gave the Penguins the momentum they would need.

Taylor Hall scored his third goal of the season for the Devils. Mackenzie Blackwood made 30 saves before being pulled in favor of Louis Domingue early in the third period after giving up goals on back to back shots by McCann and Marino.

By Paul Wager

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