Silfverberg scores twice in Senators win over Jets

 

 
 
 
 
Jakob Silfverberg (R) and Mika Zibanejad of the Ottawa Senators skate off after Silfverberg's second goal against the Winnipeg Jets during third period of NHL action at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, March 17 2013.
 

Jakob Silfverberg (R) and Mika Zibanejad of the Ottawa Senators skate off after Silfverberg's second goal against the Winnipeg Jets during third period of NHL action at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, March 17 2013.

Photograph by: Jean Levac, OTTAWA CITIZEN

OTTAWA -- Jakob Silfverberg scored twice to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

Guillaume Latendresse and Kyle Turris also scored for the Senators (15-8-6), who got 25 saves from Robin Lehner.

Zach Bogosian scored the lone goal for the Jets (15-12-2), while Ondrej Pavelec faced 42 shots.

The loss put an end to the Jets three-game winning streak.

Trailing 2-0 heading into the third the Jets finally beat Lehner at 3:26 as Bogosian's shot from just inside the blue-line made it through traffic and just under the crossbar.

Evander Kane had a great chance to tie the game midway through the period on a 2 on 1, but was robbed by Lehner who made a great pad save.

Minutes later the Senators made it 3-1 with a power-play goal by Turris and 75 seconds later Silfverberg scored his second of the game.

Fatigue seemed to be a factor for the Jets, who were playing their third game in four days. Ottawa dominated the first period jumping out to a 2-0 lead and outshooting Winnipeg 19-6.

The Senators opened the scoring at 3:44 of the first as Daniel Alfredsson battled his way down the side boards to the front of the net where the puck bounced in off Latendresse.

The Senators made it 2-0 with a power-play goal with less than two minutes remaining in the period. Sergei Gonchar made a pass across the crease to Silfverberg who managed to handle a bouncing puck and beat Pavelec up high.

Gonchar extended his point streak to seven games with assists on Silfverberg's and Turris's goals.

Notes: The Senators LW Kaspars Daugavins was a healthy scratch. Ottawa is without G Craig Anderson (ankle sprain, indefinite), D Mike Lundin (concussion, indefinitely), D Dave Dziurzynski (concussion, indefinite), D Erik Karlsson (Achiles, out for season), C Jason Spezza (upper body injury, indefinite), LW Milan Michalek (knee, indefinite), D Jared Cowen (hip, out for season). The Jets' D Paul Postma, C Alexander Burmistrov and G Al Montoya were a healthy scratch. Winnipeg is without D Tobias Enstrom (shoulder, indefinite), D Zach Redmond (leg, indefinite), RW Anthony Peluso (hand, indefinite), C Jim Slater (upper body, indefinite).

 
 
 
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Jakob Silfverberg (R) and Mika Zibanejad of the Ottawa Senators skate off after Silfverberg's second goal against the Winnipeg Jets during third period of NHL action at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, March 17 2013.
 

Jakob Silfverberg (R) and Mika Zibanejad of the Ottawa Senators skate off after Silfverberg's second goal against the Winnipeg Jets during third period of NHL action at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, March 17 2013.

Photograph by: Jean Levac, OTTAWA CITIZEN

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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