|Date of game: 10/25/2014
Recap: Ottawa vs. New Jersey
Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The ageless Jaromir Jagr scored on the power play with 1:21 left in overtime to send the New Jersey Devils past the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, on a somber night at Canadian Tire Centre.
Saturday's game was the first for the Senators following the tragic shooting of a Canadian soldier in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday. A moment of silence was held for the victim prior to the national anthems, with both teams circling members of the Canadian Armed Forces at center ice.
"It was a great ceremony," Senators goaltender Robin Lehner said. "We're trying to get the city to come together."
The emotional vibe in the arena gave way to disappointment as the Senators had their four-game winning streak snapped.
The Devils ended their four-game skid as Damon Severson scored a goal and assisted on Marek Zidlicky's tally. Cory Schneider, one day after losing in a shootout against the Stars, made 33 saves in the victory.
"The extra point can mean a lot," Schneider said. "It's important to get."
Ottawa's Bobby Ryan netted the game-tying goal with 6:09 left in regulation, but his teammate, Clarke MacArthur, caught Zidlicky in the face with a high stick with 2:23 left in the extra session.
A turnover in the neutral zone saw Adam Henrique lead Jagr in stride, and the 42-year-old future Hall-of-Famer wristed his 19th career overtime goal past Lehner.
Lehner made 26 saves in the setback.
The Senators, who had not played since last Saturday, wasted two power-play chances in the opening period but cashed in on one midway through the second.
Alex Chiasson top-shelved a wrister coming in from the corner at the 10:09 mark, and the equalizer was scored 1:20 later, as Severson netted his fourth of the season with a blistering slap shot from the right circle.
Severson fed Zidlicky for a one-timer on the power play with 3:15 remaining in the middle stanza, and it stayed a 2-1 game until Ryan evened things.
A hustle play by Milan Michalek kept the Senators in the offensive zone while on a power play. Michalek was taken down to the ice but managed to poke a pass over to Erik Karlsson, who found Ryan between a pair of defenders in front for a snap shot that beat Schneider.Game Notes
The Devils had lost seven of their previous eight trips to Ottawa ... The
Senators play at Chicago on Sunday ... Devils forward Martin Havlat once again
sat out and has not played since suffering facial lacerations on Oct. 16.