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Senators upend Jets 6-4

Daniel Alfredsson scored two goals in the third period to send the Ottawa Senators to a 6-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.

Evander Kane gave the Jets hope at 17:03 of the third period after the puck went in off his arm as he was pushed into the net.

The goal was reviewed, but stood to tie the game at 4-4.

But Alfredsson scored his second goal of the game just 24 seconds later.

Chris Neil, Kaspars Daugavins and Kyle Turris also scored for Ottawa (39-28-10), while Milan Michalek added an empty-netter.

Ottawa is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 88 points.

Winnipeg's Antti Miettinen scored twice and Kyle Wellwood also scored for the Jets (35-33-8), who are six points behind Washington and Buffalo in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and they only have six games remaining.

Neil got credit for the first goal at 19:34 of the first period, slipping in Jason Spezza's rebound right in front of the Winnipeg net.

Daugavins scored at 1:53 of the second to make it 2-0.

Miettinen put Winnipeg on the board only 1:09 later with a power-play goal.

Wellwood tied the game at 2-2 at 6:54 from the right faceoff circle when Kane swooped around the net and gave him the puck.

Spezza had just served the second of back-to-back tripping penalties when he set up Ottawa's third goal of the game. Ondrej Pavelec went down and Spezza passed to Turris, who slipped a shot into an unguarded net at 17:26 of the second. Pavelec finished with 29 saves.

But Miettinen tied the game at 3-3 only 20 seconds later when Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson was slow returning after leaving the net to clear the puck.

Less than two minutes into the third Wellwood had a chance to score the go-ahead goal on a penalty shot, but was stopped by Anderson who made 44 saves.

Instead it was Alfredsson who scored at 2:54 after Erik Karlsson stole the puck near the Winnipeg blue line.

Notes: Winnipeg's Tim Stapleton failed to keep his scoring streak alive. He scored in the three previous games. ... Pavelec made his 12th straight start in the Winnipeg net.