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Sens use 3-goal 1st period to drop Oilers

The Ottawa Senators struck for a trio of period goals and rode that momentum to a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.

Craig Anderson made 12 of his 22 saves in the third for Ottawa, which has won three straight games since a five-game skid. The Senators improved to 3-1-0 on their six-game road trip.

Devan Dubnyk replaced Nikolai Khabibulin to start the middle stanza and stopped seven shots for the Oilers, who have lost four in a row and five of six.

Despite being outshot 8-7, the Senators held a sizeable lead through 20 minutes.

Colin Greening and Kaspars Daugavins scored nine seconds apart for the visitors and Milan Michalek tallied with 57 seconds remaining to make it 3-0 heading into the second period.

Anton Lander put Edmonton on the board when he streaked down the right wing and fired a wrister past Anderson at the 2:14 mark of the second. The short- handed tally was the first of his career.

Jesse Winchester restored Ottawa's three-goal cushion and Zenon Konopka made it 5-1 in the third.

Ryan Jones netted a power-play goal for Edmonton in the final minute.

Game Notes

Ottawa has won five straight at Edmonton...Senators forward Jason Spezza collected two assists...Edmonton defensemen Andy Sutton (groin) and Corey Potter (right ankle) both left the game...Oilers D-man Cam Barker is scheduled to undergo ankle surgery and will be out indefinitely, possibly for as long as three months.