Pageau scores 3 goals as Senators beat Devils 4-2
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a hat track, including the game-winning goal with 2:01 to play, and the Ottawa Senators rallied in the third period to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Mark Borowiechi tied the game with 6:30 to go in regulation, and Pageau got the game-winner when he put the rebound of a shot off the post by Nick Paul into an open net. He finished off his first regular-season hat trick with 26 seconds left with a shot into an empty net.
Pageau has eight goals in his last six games.
Borowiecki tied the game 2-all with 6:30 left in the third period on a rising shot from the top of the left circle.
The winner came after Paul, who was stopped twice by Blackwood in the closing minutes, banged a shot off the post. Pageau had nothing but net to shoot at on the rebound.
The Devils took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the first period on goals by Simmonds and Butcher.
Simmonds opened the scoring on a breakaway at 4:19. Miles Wood made the pass that sent him in alone on Anderson for his second goal in two games.
Pageau tied it at 14:54 with his ninth of the season. He got the rebound of a bad-angle shot by Connor Brown and stuffed it between Blackwood and the post.
Butcher restored the lead with 2:08 left in the period on a shot from the left dot that glanced off Anderson's shoulder and into the top corner.
NOTES: Blackwood has started nine of the last 11 games for New Jersey. ... The teams play two more times this season, both in Ottawa. ... New Jersey D Sami Vatanen missed his second straight game with an upper body injury.
Senators: Return to Ottawa to face the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.
Devils: Host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
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