NHL Game Summary - New Jersey at Ottawa
(Monday, January 2nd)
Final Score: Ottawa 3, New Jersey 2 (OT)
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Daniel Alfredsson scored with 59.4 seconds left in overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.
In the extra session, with Ottawa on the power play thanks to a penalty to David Clarkson, Alfredsson received a pass at the left circle and held it for a moment before ripping a wrister past Martin Brodeur for the win.
"I was fortunate with that one because I am sure Brodeur wanted that back," said Alfredsson. "We're on a bit of a roll right now and hopefully we can keep this going."
Jason Spezza and Erik Condra each had third-period goals for the Senators, who have won three straight. Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots in the win.
Clarkson and Dainius Zubrus each scored for the Devils, who had won their previous two. Brodeur made 29 stops in defeat.
"We had our chances in this game, just couldn't take advantage," said Brodeur. "If you look at the game, it was pretty even through the whole thing."
The first period passed scoreless, but New Jersey got the first goal of the game 7:47 into the second as a right circle faceoff win saw Petr Sykora fire a shot from the slot with Zubrus banging in the rebound in front as he was being checked.
It was a 2-0 game with 5:42 to play in the second as Travis Zajac chipped a shot on net with the puck trickling behind the goaltender and Clarkson slamming it in just before it crossed the goalline.
Ottawa made it a 2-1 game 1:21 into the third when Erik Karlsson sent a lead pass to Spezza, who skated in on a breakaway and buried a low wrister past Brodeur.
Skating shorthanded, the Senators tied the game with 6:43 to play in the as Condra's simple wrister from the right circle beat Brodeur cleanly between the body and the left arm for his seventh goal of the year.
New Jersey hosts Boston on Wednesday...Ottawa stays home to face Tampa Bay on Thursday...Ottawa was 1-for-4 on the power play while New Jersey went 0- for-2... The goal was the 401st of Alfredsson's career. His 400th was also an overtime winner last Friday against Calgary.
01/03 00:27:12 ET