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Recap - Senators Defeat New Jersey 2-1

Ottawa earned a 2-1 victory over New Jersey on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at Canadian Tire Centre.

Ottawa won as a -120 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

The win was clinched by Erik Karlsson, who beat Cory Schneider in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Ottawa. Ottawa got goals from Mike Hoffman in the victory. Hoffman opened the scoring at 11:20 of the second period.

Robin Lehner stopped 38 of 39 New Jersey shots in the victory.

Michael Ryder scored for the Devils, finding the net behind Robin Lehner.

Cory Schneider stopped 31 of 32 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Ottawa went 0-for-3, while the Devils were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Ottawa lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 39-32.

Ottawa heads into a battle against the Maple Leafs. New Jersey, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.