Powered by Tim Stützle, the Ottawa Senators scored two goals in the final three minutes of regulation time to defeat the Calgary Flames 4-3 in overtime Monday night at the Canadian Tire Center .
The third overall pick in the 2020 draft was involved in all of his team's goals in this duel. It was he who decided on overtime.
The “Sens” trailed by two successes at the end of the third period and head coach D.J. Smith decided to withdraw his goalkeeper in the profile of a sixth skater. Drake Batherson first closed the gap by taking advantage of a generous return. Less than a minute later, Alex DeBrincat tied the score with a powerful shot. Stützle obviously took part in his two goals.
The German was also behind the first goal of this game. In the first period, he skillfully allowed Brady Tkachuk to come alone in front of Jacob Markstrom. The captain of the “Sens” did not miss such an opportunity and placed the puck in the top of the net with a powerful shot from the wrists.
The assist was Stützle's 50th point in 2022-23. He is the second player in Senators history to reach that milestone before the age of 22. Martin Havlat is the other representative of the Ottawa club to have achieved the feat.
After Tkachuk's goal, the Flames took control. Dillon Dube tied the game before the end of the first period, he who also scored his third later in the game. The visitors' other net came from Tyler Toffoli's stick. The former Montreal Canadiens forward fired a sharp shot from the top of the face-off circles during the second period.
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The Nashville Predators paid tribute to P.K. Subban at Bridgestone Arena, but the Arizona Coyotes played spoilsport.
Indeed, the “Yotes” did fly twice in the third period to win 4-2. Lawson Crouse and Christian Ficher were the authors of these successes. The former also got on the mark in the second period. The other net for the winners was the work of Nick Schmaltz, while the “Preds” counter came from the sticks of Roman Josi and Colton Sissons.
Before the duel, the organization of Nashville paid tribute to Subban. The latter retired from the National League this summer. The back played three seasons, from 2016 to 2019, in a Predators uniform. The club had acquired the Montreal Canadiens in return for Shea Weber in June 2016.