OTTAWA — There was a sense of celebration in the Ottawa Senators’ dressing room, and the happy feelings went way beyond simply beating the Winnipeg Jets.
The Senators’ 4-1 victory on Sunday was satisfying in its own right, but even more so because it snapped Ottawa’s 11-game streak of one-goal games.
Jakob Silfverberg scored twice to power the Senators to the rare multi-goal victory. Guillaume Latendresse and Kyle Turris added goals for Ottawa (15-8-6), which got 25 saves from Robin Lehner.
“It was nice not being a one-goal game for once," said Turris, who scored his eighth of the season. “We played our game and finished strong."
Zach Bogosian scored the lone goal for the Jets (15-12-2). Ondrej Pavelec made 38 saves, but Winnipeg’s three-game winning streak was snapped.
Trailing 2-0 heading into the third, the Jets finally beat Lehner at 3:26 as Bogosian’s shot from just inside the blue line made it through traffic and just under the crossbar.
Evander Kane had a great chance to tie the game midway through the period on a 2-on-1 break, but was robbed by Lehner, who made a great pad save.
“We’ve seen a lot of good things from Robin, but maybe Lehner is Irish," Senators coach Paul MacLean joked. “He was outstanding. The difference in the game was Robin."
Ottawa had a scare when Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien knocked Lehner down, and the goalie needed a few moments to gather himself before he got back up.
“I don’t remember much," Lehner said. “It was a big body coming at me, and he hit me in the head, but fortunately I felt good after a little while and could finish."
Also on Sunday:
Penguins 2, Bruins 1: PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored his 13th goal, Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots, and Pittsburgh beat Boston for its ninth straight win.
Capitals 5, Sabres 3: WASHINGTON — Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist in the second period of Washington’s victory over Buffalo.
Oilers 3, Predators 2: EDMONTON, Alberta — Jordan Eberle had a goal and assist and Edmonton topped struggling Nashville. Magnus Paajarvi and Lennart Petrell also scored for the Oilers (11-11-6), who have won three of four.