Hogberg makes 25 saves for Senators in victory against Canucks


OTTAWA — Marcus Hogberg made 25 saves for the Ottawa Senators in a 2-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday.

It was Hogberg’s first start since April 7 and first win since Feb. 15.

Brady Tkachuk had two assists for the Senators (18-27-4), who are 4-1-0 in their past five games.

Olli Juolevi scored, and Braden Holtby made 25 saves for the Canucks (19-20-3), who lost for the second time in eight games against Ottawa this season.

Vancouver is in sixth place in the seven-team Scotia North Division, 10 points behind the fourth-place Montreal Canadiens with five games in hand. Ottawa is seventh, 11 points behind Montreal. The top four teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Josh Norris elected to shoot on a 2-on-1 with Tkachuk and scored with a wrist shot under Holtby’s blocker to give the Senators a 1-0 lead at 10:22 of the first.

Juolevi’s point shot beat a heavily screened Hogberg to tie it 1-1 at 14:07.

Drake Batherson took a no-look pass from Tkachuk in the slot and scored with a wrist shot into the top right corner to make it 2-1 at 11:41 of the second period.

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