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Ottawa Senators fall to Penguins at Prospects Challenge

September 16, 2023

The Ottawa Senators were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins 8-3 on Saturday afternoon at the LECOM HarborCenter.

Ottawa opened the scoring just over a minute into the first period as Mitchell Martin was able to finish in front of the net after an excellent setup from Philippe Daoust. However, the Penguins quickly evened the score through Evan Vierling to take a tie into the intermission. 

Throughout the early portions of the middle stanza, Pittsburgh built an advantage as Brayden YagerDillon Hamaliuk and Sam Poulin each found the back of the net. Later in the frame, Ottawa responded when Tarun Fizer narrowed the deficit to 4-2.  

In the third, Avery Hayes would extend the Penguins lead. Shortly after, Ty Thorpe brought the Senators back to within two. Nevertheless, before the period was over, Hamaliuk, Corey Andonovski, and Jordan Frasca tallied to secure the win. 

The Ottawa Senators return to action against the Montreal Canadiens at 1:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 18. 

Fast Facts:

  • Charlie Schenkel made 27 saves.
  • Tarun Fizer has scored three goals in two games at the Prospect Challenge.
  • Roby Jarventie has recorded points in both games.
  • Captain Zack Ostapchuk recorded his first point with an assist.

Media Availability:

Sound Bytes: Forward Philippe Daoust: “These kind of games are always competitive and everyone is trying to make a name for themselves, and same thing with me, I’m trying to prove that I’m ready to go and ready for main camp.”

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