Brown goal streak ends at eight in Senators loss to Jets

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OTTAWA — Connor Brown had his goal streak end at eight games for the Ottawa Senators in a 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday.

Brown’s goal streak was the longest in the NHL since 2008-09 (Mike Green, eight games, Washington Capitals). Only two players in the last 27 seasons (since 1993-94) have had a goal streak of nine or more games: Teemu Selanne in 1997-98 (11 games, Anaheim Ducks) and Jaromir Jagr in 1996-97 (nine games, Pittsburgh Penguins).

Brown had an assist to extend his point streak to nine games for the Senators (14-26-4), who have two wins in their past nine games (2-6-1). Matt Murray made 32 saves in his first start since March 10. Murray sustained an upper-body injury in warmups before a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 14.

Mark Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault and Trevor Lewis scored, and Laurent Brossoit made 27 saves for the Jets (26-14-3). Winnipeg improved to 11-1-2 following regulation loss, after losing 4-2 to Ottawa on Monday here.

Nick Paul scored with a snap shot to the top right corner on a breakaway to give the Senators a 1-0 lead at 1:19 of the first. It was his first goal since Feb. 15, 28 games ago.

Scheifele one-timed a cross-ice backhand pass from Nikolaj Ehlers to tie it 1-1 at 3:24.

Perrault scored with a wrist shot over Murray’s glove from the right face-off dot on the power play to make it 2-1 at 2:07 of the third. 

Lewis lifted a wrist shot over Murray’s glove on a shorthanded breakaway to extend the lead to 3-1 at 9:39.

Josh Norris one-timed a pass from Thomas Chabot on the power play at 19:50 for the 3-2 final.

Ottawa defenseman Jacob Bernard-Docker played 15:33 in his NHL debut. Bernard-Docker was a late addition to the lineup, after Ottawa defenseman Nikita Zaitsev left warmups with a lower-body injury.

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