OTTAWA (CBSMiami/AP) — Jaromir Jagr’s two goals helped the Florida Panthers not only beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Sunday, but also pull the team within a point of Ottawa for ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
Jussi Jokinen and Dave Bolland also scored for Florida, while Erik Karlsson and Jean-Gabriel Pageau had goals for the Senators. Dan Ellis made 25 saves, while Ottawa’s Craig Anderson made 33 saves.
Trailing 2-0 entering the third period, Karlsson got the Senators on the board with a power-play goal at 4:43. It was just the second time in the last 34 opportunities at home that Ottawa converted on a power play. Karlsson took a shot from the point that found its way through four players and past Ellis.
After drawing Anderson out of the net with a fake shot, Jagr scored his second goal of the game at 13:57 on a wraparound to give the Panthers a 3-1 lead.
Pageau scored at 17:39 for the Senators before Bolland iced the win for Florida with an empty-net goal.
After a scoreless first period, Florida took advantage of Ottawa’s penalty troubles in the second by scoring twice with the man-advantage.
Jagr opened the scoring at 7:36 when he cut to the front of the net and beat Anderson through the legs with a shot from the hash marks.
That goal came with Senators defenseman Eric Gryba in the penalty box for interference. Gryba was again in the box, this time for roughing, when Jokinen scored at 15:49 to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead.
Jokinen was in the slot when he took a pass from Bolland and fired a shot past the glove hand of Anderson.
The Senators did have some chances in the first period, but Ellis made big stops off Alex Chiasson and Pageau in close and also got some help as Mark Stone hit the crossbar.
NOTES: Milan Michalek, Zack Smith, Matt Puempel and Patrick Wiercioch were scratches for Ottawa. … Shawn Thornton, Brad Boyes, Nick Bjugstad and Al Montoya were scratches for the Panthers. … Chiasson reached century mark for penalties with his first of two minor penalties. He now has 103 penalty minutes. … Florida leads the NHL in one-goal games with 47.
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