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Ottawa Senators earn emphatic victory at Prospects Challenge

September 15, 2023

The Ottawa Senators earned an emphatic 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils as they began the Prospects Challenge on a high note Friday afternoon at the LECOM HarborCenter.

In spite of New Jersey holding a 1-0 lead after the opening twenty minutes of play. Ottawa took control of the second period as both Tarun Fizer and Ridly Greig capitalized twice in the frame to give the Senators a commanding 4-1 advantage heading into the intermission.

In the third, Roby Jarventie helped extend the lead, finishing with a nifty move on a partial breakaway before Graeme Clarke rounded out the scoring, finding the back of the net for the Devils.

The Ottawa Senators return to action against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 16. 

Fast Facts:

  • Leevi Meriläinen earned the win with a strong performance in net. 
  • Zack Ostapchuk was named team captain for the tournament.

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Sound Bytes: Head Coach David Bell: “After a few shifts, they got their feet under them and structurally, they played okay and survived the first and then regrouped, took a breath and had some pretty good structure and some good energy in the second and kind of took the game over with special teams.”

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