Senators score four in second period to defeat Canucks


OTTAWA — Brady Tkachuk and Thomas Chabot each had a goal and an assist for the Ottawa Senators in a 6-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday.

Marcus Hogberg made 19 saves for the Senators (19-27-4), who are 5-1-0 in their past six games.

Tyler Myers, Jake Virtanen and Brandon Sutter scored, and Thatcher Demko made 27 saves for the Canucks (19-21-3), who are 3-5-1 in their past nine.

Vancouver won the season series 6-3-0 against Ottawa, with the Senators winning three times in this four-game set.

Victor Mete took a stretch pass from Alex Formenton and scored with a snap shot to give Ottawa a 1-0 lead at 2:04 of the first. It was Mete’s first goal with the Senators; he was claimed off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens on April 12.

Chabot’s point shot was blocked at the edge of the crease, and Chris Tierney tapped it in the rebound to make it 2-0 at 38 seconds of the second period. Tkachuk won a puck battle with Canucks forward J.T. Miller and threaded a cross-crease pass to Josh Norris for a goal to make it 3-0 at 1:10.

Myers scored with a wrist shot from the top of the right face-off circle to cut it to 3-1 at 5:43.

Chabot scored on a rebound from a sharp angle to make it 4-1 at 6:36.

Hogberg gave the puck away behind the net, and Virtanen scored into an open net to cut it to 4-2 at 7:23.

Tkachuk scored with a snap shot under Demko’s glove on a breakaway to make it 5-2 at 16:13. Colin White scored into an empty net to extend the lead to 6-2 at 14:33 of the third period.

Sutter’s shot deflected in off Chabot’s stick to cut it to 6-3 at 17:43.

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