Jacques Martin hails an ‘outstanding’ display; Giroux scores in OT as the Senators rally to beat the Predators 4-3…

In a thrilling comeback, the Ottawa Senators secured a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators, with Claude Giroux delivering the decisive blow just 3:36 into overtime. The Senators, despite facing a three-goal deficit, showcased resilience and determination, ultimately winning their fourth game in seven outings (4-1-2).

Contributions from key players fueled Ottawa’s comeback, as Brady Tkachuk and Tim Stutzle both notched a goal and an assist. Drake Batherson also found the back of the net. Goaltender Mads Sogaard faced a challenging first period, conceding three goals on 11 shots, but Joonas Korpisalo replaced him and stopped all 17 shots he faced thereafter, securing the win for the Senators.

Nashville initially took control, with Philip Tomasino, Michael McCarron, and Yakov Trenin scoring to establish a 3-0 lead in the first period. Roman Josi assisted with two crucial plays. However, the Senators mounted a comeback, with Batherson opening their scoring in the second period, followed by goals from Stutzle and Tkachuk, who leveled the score at 3-3.

The overtime heroics came from Giroux, who capitalized on a pass from Stutzle with a one-timer from the left circle. The Predators’ goaltender, Juuse Saros, made 31 saves but couldn’t prevent the Senators from completing their comeback.

Giroux scores in OT as Senators rally to beat Predators 4-3 | AP News

Noteworthy absences included Ottawa defenseman Travis Hamonic, sidelined due to an upper-body injury, and the return of Dominik Kubalik to the Senators’ lineup after missing four games.

Looking ahead, the Predators are set to host the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night in their final game before the All-Star break. Meanwhile, the Senators will face the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, marking their last game before the All-Star break.

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