Sens’ 4-goal burst in 1st period fuels sweep of Red Wings

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Tim Stutzle scored on a penalty shot in the first period and had two assists, and Austin Watson scored twice as the Ottawa Senators beat Detroit 6-1 Tuesday night and completed a two-game sweep of the Red Wings.

Claude Giroux, Alex DeBrincat and Brady Tkachuk also scored for Ottawa. Mads Sogaard stopped 16 shots and picked up his fourth NHL victory.

With their four-goal outburst in the first period, the Senators are the first team in NHL regular-season history to score a power-play goal, a short-handed goal, an even-strength goal and a penalty shot goal in a period.

Dominik Kubalik scored for the Red Wings. Ville Husso made 21 saves.

Ottawa was coming off a 6-2 win over Detroit on Monday night.

The win gives the Senators (30-26-4) 64 points, tying them with Detroit (28-24-8) and keeping them in the hunt for a wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference. There are six teams, including the Senators and Red Wings, vying for a playoff spot.

Ottawa took control of the game midway through the first and didn’t let up.

Detroit opened the scoring three minutes in when Kubalik beat Sogaard with a weak shot on the glove side.

Stutzle tied the game on a penalty shot, the first of his career, and Watson scored his first of the game, short-handed, beating Husso up high.

Watson scored his second of the game by tapping in a Derick Brassard pass. He took a high stick from David Perron moments after, cutting his nose. DeBrincat scored his 20th on the ensuing power play to make it 4-1.

Ottawa made it 5-1 with a second power-play goal when Giroux got a shot through traffic from the blue line.

Tkachuk rounded out the scoring, tipping a shot from Giroux.

NOTES

Ottawa’s Parker Kelly was a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game. Detroit will be without Michael Rasmussen indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

UP NEXT

Red Wings: Host Seattle on Thursday.

Senators: At the New York Rangers on Thursday.

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