OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Brady Tkachuk had a goal and an assist to lead the Ottawa Senators to aon Wednesday night.
Josh Norris, Victor Mete, Chris Tierney, Thomas Chabot, and Colinfor Ottawa. Marcus Hogberg finished with 16 saves.
Tyler Myers, Jake Virtanen, and Brandon Sutter scored for Vancouver, whichfrom Thatcher Demko to keep the score from ballooning.
Ottawa outshot Vancouver 33-22.
Down by three and needing points to stay in the, the Canucks pulled Demko with 7:20 remaining. He returned less than a minute late as the Sens .
White added an empty-net goal at 14:33 when Demko went to the bench again, making it 6-2. It was his 10th of the season.
The win moved Ottawa (19-27-4, 42 points) past Vancouver (19-21-3, 41 points) and out of the North Division basement, although the Canucks have sevento their lengthy COVID-19 hiatus.
It was the fourth straightin seven days. Ottawa won the first and third, by 3-0 and 2-1 scores, with Vancouver taking the second, 4-2.
The Sens came into the game having won five of their last seven (5-2-0) – after losing six of their previous seven (1-5-1). They improved to 11-10-4 at home this.
Vancouver gave Demko his second start since the team returned to action after the. Braden Holtby had started four of the five previous games.
Mete, acquired April 12 on waivers from Montreal, opened the scoring on Ottawa’s first shot of the game. Taking a pass from Alex Formenton, he split the defense and beat Demko with a low shot at 2:04 for his first point as a Senator. While the edge in shots was only 11-10 in favor of the Senators after the first period, Hogberg had a far more comfortable 20 minutes than Demko. The was all action with five goals – three for Ottawa and two for Vancouver – in the first seven minutes, 23 seconds.
Tierney and Norris scored 32 seconds apart early in the second for Vancouver.
Connor Brown won a battle deep in the Vancouver zone, feeding the puck back to Chabot for a shot from the blue line. Tierney won the match in front of the net to tuck in the rebounds 38 seconds into the period for a 2-0 lead.
Norris scored seconds later, prompting an angry Vancouver coach Travis Green to call a timeout.
Myers pulled one back, firing afor his fifth of the season. But Chabot answered 53 seconds later to make it 4-1 with an image from a tight angle after an Ottawa attack started by a Quinn Hughes turnover.
The goals kept coming, with Virtanen notching his 100th, scoring after Hogberg misplayed the puck behind his net. Motte retrieved the puck and sent it back in front for an easy .
Demko made several excellent saves to deny Ottawa as the Senators pressed short-handed. A line change allowed Tkachuk to go in alone and beat Demko glove-side for a 5-2 lead with his 16th season. Sutter added a consolation goal for Vancouver at 17:43.
Canucks: At Torontoon Thursday in the opener of a two-game set.
Senators: At Montreal on Saturday.
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