Senators Win 4-2 Over Canucks in Heritage Classic

After an embarrassing effort against the Red Wings, it looked as though the trend would continue into the Heritage Classic for the Ottawa Senators.  An early power-play goal, followed by a brutal giveaway by Erik Karlsson, put the Canucks up 2 goals in the opening 12 minutes.

But the Sens responded before the end of the first frame.  Clarke MacArthur re-directed an Erik Condra shot by Eddie Lack to close the gap to 1.  Then, on a power-play, Karlsson made up for his earlier mistake by sending a seeing-eye shot through a maze in front and it was tied up after 20 minutes.

Ottawa came out flying in the second, dominating most of the play and scoring the go-ahead goal on a rush with a Cody Ceci snapshot.  Colin Greening’s empty netter put it to bed and the Senators rallied for a 4-2 win.

An important 2 points and a great start to a road trip that will likely make or break the Sens season.  Ottawa must run the board (or come awfully close to it) to keep themselves in the race for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

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