Recap: Senators 2, Devils 1 (SO)
Senators 2, Devils 1 (SO): Rookie Jakob Silfverberg scored in the second round of the shootout and Ben Bishop made it stand up as visiting Ottawa awoke from its offensive slumber to upend New Jersey.
Captain Daniel Alfredsson rebounded after misfiring at an open net in the first period to forge a 1-1 tie in the third. Bishop finished with 30 saves for the Senators, who snapped a two-game losing skid.
Silfverberg skated in on Martin Brodeur (29 saves) and used a quick release to wire the puck into the top right corner. Bishop forced former Senator Bobby Butler to misfire wide of the net in the third round to send the Devils to their third loss in four games (1-2-1).
Alfredsson ended Brodeur's bid for his 121st career shutout by leveling the contest 8:12 into the third period after backhanding a loose puck under the crossbar. The tally ended Ottawa's 137-minute, 17-second drought since reigning Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson suffered a season-ending Achilles injury against Pittsburgh.
Stephen Gionta opened the scoring just 1:19 into the contest after the Senators failed to clear its zone. Steve Bernier wristed a high shot from the inner edge of the left faceoff circle which Bishop denied, but Gionta alertly sent the rebound between the netminder's pads for his second goal of the season.
GAME NOTEBOOK: New Jersey RW Ilya Kovalchuk saw his six-game point streak come to an end. The Russian superstar collected three goals and seven assists during the stretch. ... New Jersey's David Clarkson and Ottawa's Chris Neil were ejected for their part in a skirmish during the waning moments of regulation. ... Devils C Ryan Carter was sandwiched on a brutal check along the boards in the second period. Carter, who suffered an upper-body injury, retreated to the locker room and did not return.
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