Capitals 2, Senators 3
The Skinny: Brendan Bell scored Ottawa’s third power-play goal of the game with just over one minute to play in regulation time to give the Senators the win after watching the Capitals come back from a 2-0 deficit.
Over The 20 Hump: Senators winger Dany Heatley notched his 20th and 21st goals of the season in the victory.
Can I Assist You? Senators centre Antoine Vermette had a hand in every Ottawa goal, with three helpers.
Ovechkin 0-for-6: Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin, the NHL’s leading goal-scorer, was held off the scoreboard despite firing six shots towards the Ottawa net.
The Great Dane: Peter Regin suited up in his first NHL game for Ottawa last night. Regin became just the fifth player from Denmark to play in the league. Mikkel Boedker (Phoenix Coyotes), Jannick Hansen (Vancouver Canucks), Frans Nielson (New York Islanders) are the three other Danes on NHL rosters.
No-go for Dono: Shean Donovan was not in the line-up for Ottawa after crashing into the boards and suffering a lower body injury during Sunday’s skill competition.
Take a Break: The Senators played their last game before this weekend’s NHL all-star festivities in Montreal.
The Next Game: The Senators are off until Jan. 27 when they meet the New Jersey Devils at Scotiabank Place.