ST. LOUIS (AP) – Bobby Ryan scored twice, including the game-winner at 2:33 of overtime, to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.
Mike Hoffman also scored and Andrew Hammond made 36 saves for the Senators, who had lost three straight and been shut out in back-to-back games against the Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils.
Troy Brouwer and Kevin Shattenkirk scored for St. Louis, and Brian Elliott made 29 saves. The have lost three straight and four of five.
The Blues scored first, with 5:44 left in the first period, when Brouwer got past defenseman Patrick Wiercioch and beat Hammond glove side for his seventh goal of the season and first in 10 games.
Shattenkirk made it 2-0 at 7:42 of the second, aided by a screen by David Backes in front.
The Senators got a power-play goal from Hoffman, his 19th, with 1:14 remaining in the period. The goal came on a slap shot from the left circle that Elliott got a piece of but couldn’t stop.
Ryan tied it at 5:01 of the third with a power-play goal just 4 seconds after St. Louis’ Jay Bouwmeester was called for tripping. It was Ryan’s 200th career goal.
Ryan’s three points gave him 30 in 23 career games vs. St. Louis.
NOTES: The Blues helped raise money for flood relief efforts on Monday by soliciting donations online and with a special silent auction. … Ottawa D Chris Wideman is a St. Louis native and played his first NHL game in his hometown. … Senators F Mika Zibanejad took a stick to the face early in the first period and did not return. … The attendance of 19,152 was the Blues’ ninth sellout of the season.