Tim Stutzle and Josh Norris every scored a power-play objective, sparking the Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 victory Tuesday over the St. Louis Blues.
St. Louis native Brady Tkachuk and Alex Formenton additionally scored for the Senators. The victory snapped a five-game shedding streak for Ottawa. Anton Forsberg stopped 20 photographs.
David Perron scored the lone objective for St. Louis, which is 0-3-1 within the final 4 video games – the Blues’ longest shedding streak of the season. Blues goalie Jordan Binnington had 24 saves, however left the ice with 3:35 remaining.
Stutzle’s power-play objective on a backhander at 11:35 of the primary interval gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead. Perron’s turnover adopted by a tripping penalty in opposition to Tkachuk gave the Senators a person benefit.
It was the fifth time in final six video games the opposing workforce has scored first on the Blues.
Perron made up for his mistake, tying it with about 5 minutes left within the first on a backhander after getting the puck from Ryan O’Reilly.
Ottawa linked on its second power-play objective at 1:34 within the second interval when Norris scored. Stutzle handed to Norris, who blasted the puck with a slap shot from the best faceoff circle underneath the arm of Binnington for a 2-1 lead. It was Norris’ ninth energy play objective this season and twentieth total objective.
St. Louis, which had gained six of its earlier seven video games in opposition to the Senators, had simply three photographs on objective within the second interval.
Tkachuk, made it 3-1 within the third when he scored on a wrist shot at 7:48. His father, Keith, an ex-Blue, was seen on the videoboard watching from a skybox. Tkachuk leads the Senators with 40 factors on the season.
Alex Formenton added an empty-net objective at 17:13.
The Blues recalled forwards Mackenzie MacEachern and Alexei Toropchenko from AHL affiliate Springfield Thunderbirds. St. Louis additionally assigned forwards Dakota Joshua and Klim Kostin to Springfield.
Tuesday’s sport marked the primary Blues’ first regular-season sport this 12 months with none COVID-19 protocols. Masks now not are necessary for Blues video games and proof of vaccination now not is required, per metropolis of St. Louis well being pointers.
There was a videoboard tribute and applause for ex-Blue Zach Sanford in his first sport again in St. Louis since he was traded for C Logan Brown final September. Brown was a wholesome scratch for the sport. … This was Ottawa’s first go to to St. Louis since Jan. 19, 2019, when the Blues gained 3-2. St. Louis is the lone workforce Ottawa didn’t go to in the course of the 2019-20 or 2020-21 seasons.
Senators: G Matt Murray (undisclosed) has been positioned on injured reserve following a collision in opposition to Arizona on Saturday. Murray has misplaced six straight begins. … Different Senators who stay on the IR are RW Drake Batherson, C Shane Pinto and C Chris Tierney.
Blues: D Marco Scandella (decrease physique), D Scott Perunovich (higher physique), and C Oskar Sundqvist (decrease physique) stay out.
Ottawa: Host Seattle on Thursday night time.
St. Louis: Host New York Rangers on Thursday night time.