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Recap - Senators Defeat Edmonton 5-3

Alex Kovalev scored a pair of goals against the Oilers as Ottawa handed Edmonton a 5-3 defeat on Saturday at Rexall Place.

Ottawa was an underdog by +114 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Ottawa got goals from Alex Kovalev (2), Milan Michalek, Peter Regin, and Bobby Butler in the victory. Butler opened the scoring at 2:51 of the first period.

Brian Elliott turned in a 15-save effort for the Senators.

Dustin Penner (2) and Andrew Cogliano scored for the Oilers, finding the net behind Brian Elliott.

Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 20 of 24 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Ottawa went 1-for-5, while the Oilers were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Edmonton lost the shots on goal battle to Ottawa by a margin of 25-18.

Ottawa heads into a battle against the Islanders. Edmonton, meanwhile, will have their next action against Anaheim.