It came down to a shootout and Craig Anderson foiled the opposition in a 4-3 victory for Ottawa over Minnesota Tuesday.
Bettors who backed the Senators were rewarded as -131 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Daniel Alfredsson potted the shootout winner for Ottawa. Chris Neil, Nick Foligno, and Colin Greening each scored for the Senators in the victory. Foligno opened the scoring for Ottawa, finding the back of the net at 8:17 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Peter Regin and Chris Neil.
Craig Anderson stopped 24 of 27 Minnesota shots in the victory.
Kyle Brodziak, Devin Setoguchi, and Nick Johnson scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Craig Anderson.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 of 44 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Ottawa scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Ottawa outshot Minnesota 44-27 in the game.
Ottawa looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Avalanche. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track vs Edmonton.