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Buzzerson scores 2 on power play as Senators pass Capitals

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Ottawa — Drake Batherson Scoring two power-play goals, the Ottawa Senators beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 at the Canadian Tire Center on Thursday.

“It’s a different team here, more mature,” said Ottawa coach DJ Smith. “They can be more calm and take another gear up. Clearly we weren’t quite where we wanted to be. [in the first period], but give its dressing room credit. What they did is prepare for the second and third. ”

Shane Pinto extended his goal streak to three games, while Brady Tkachuk added two assists (2-2-0). Anton Forsberg recorded his 22 saves.

“I thought we played great,” Forsberg said of the third period.[Washington] I didn’t really have anything. We backchecked, foresaw and felt we did all the right things. If we keep playing like that, it’s going to be a fun season. ”

Video: WSH@OTT: Bazarson scores second goal of the game

TJ Oshie and Anthony Mantha scored and Darcy Kuemper made 39 saves (2-3-0).

“I shot myself in the leg a lot with the puck,” said Washington coach Peter LaViolette. “In the first period, we did exactly what we wanted to do. Put the puck up north, put it behind them, be in the offensive zone, get the puck in the net. Periods two and three, we’re doing what we want. played East-West hockey, never delivered the puck, it wasn’t good enough.”

Oshie made one centering pass from Marcus Johansson with a two-man advantage at 10:01 of the first period to give the Capitals a 1–0 lead.

Washington defenseman John Carlson said, “The power play goal was the reason we were in good shape in the first period.” We knew what kind of team they were, they had a lot of talent and a lot of young players working hard.”

VIDEO: WSH@OTT: Pinto Fills Go-Ahead Goal in 3rd Period

Mansa made it 2-0 just 34 seconds later at 10:35 with a one-timer from Dmitry Orlov into the top right corner.

But the senators rallied when Bazarson cut the score 2-1 on a power play with a cross-ice pass from Takachuk at 5:48 in the second period to tie the game 2-2 at 7:39. . Man advantage when scoring on a rebound off a Thomas Chabot shot.

“They had two power play goals to start the game with, and for us to respond and get two like that is obviously a big deal.” needs a good power play.”

Pinto broke the tie 2-2 at 5:53 in the third period, scoring a centering pass from Tyler Mott in the slot and a wrist shot under Kemper’s right arm.

“It’s surreal,” Batherson said of Pinto’s release. I know he’s the type of player, I’ve been telling people all summer to watch this kid.”

VIDEO: WSH@OTT: Bazarson Wins PPG in 2nd Period

Mott scored into an empty net with 37 seconds left to make it 4-2 and Alex Devlincat scored his first goal for Ottawa, putting it into an empty net with 8 seconds left to the 5-2 final.

The Senators have edged the Capitals 37-12 over the last two periods.

“For the first 20 minutes[minutes]I feel like I was chipping the puck fast, forechecking and flipping the puck,” Oshie said. “By the end of the first game, I thought I backed them up a bit. I think there were a few entries just carrying the pack. We were shooting, we were supporting each other. I don’t know, maybe Maybe they tired us out, maybe they got a little overconfident in the pack, whatever it is.”

Note: It was the first time since January 24, 2017, that the Senators defeated the Capitals at home. Washington has scored his previous three here. …Tkachuk put his game-high eight shots on goal.