Jets fall to Senators for seventh loss in row, lose ground in North


OTTAWA — Nikita Zaitsev broke a tie with 1:13 remaining in the third period, and the Ottawa Senators defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday.

Zaitsev scored with a slap shot from the right point through traffic.

Connor Brown had a goal and an assist, and Filip Gustavsson made 28 saves for the Senators (20-27-5), who are 6-1-1 in their past eight games.

Josh Morrissey scored, and Laurent Brossoit made 16 saves for the Jets (27-21-3), who have lost seven in a row.

Brown scored on a shorthanded breakaway to give the Senators a 1-0 lead at 11:31 of the first period. Brown has four shorthanded goals this season, tied for first in the NHL with Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins and Cam Atkinson of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Morrissey scored with a wrist shot from the slot to tie it 1-1 at 9:46 of the third period.

Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot left the game midway through the first with an upper-body injury. He took a hit from Jets defenseman Logan Stanley and skated off favoring his left shoulder.

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