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Senators come back for crucial shootout win over Red Wings

Andrew Hammond

Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond celebrates his first win in the NHL as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario. Hammond made 42 saves as the Senators defeated the Canadiens 4-2. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)


The Ottawa Senators finally found a way to get the puck past Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek. And the timing could not have been better.

The Senators kept their playoff hopes alive with a 2-1 shootout win over the Red Wings on Tuesday. With the full two points, they managed to stay three points back of the Boston Bruins, who got a late goal to beat the Florida Panthers in regulation. Ottawa still has a game in hand on Boston.

Detroit held a lead for most of the game, thanks to an early first-period goal from Gustav Nyquist.

But Clarke MacArthur was finally able to beat Mrazek, who was sensational throughout the game, with 4:02 remaining in regulation.

Mark Stone scored the winner in the shootout, while Andrew Hammond -- you know him better as The Hamburglar -- made 16 saves for the road win, which puts him into some elite company.

Detroit forward Drew Miller left the game after taking a skate to the face in the first period.

According to numerous reports, Miller suffered two lacerations around his right eye, but no damage to the eye.

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