Senators come back from down four, defeat Maple Leafs in OT


TORONTO — Evgenii Dadonov scored his second goal of the game at 2:19 of overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied from down four goals to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 at Scotiabank Arena on Monday.

Dadonov won it when he scored on a breakaway shortly after Marcus Hogberg made the save on Mitchell Marner, who had got in alone against the Senators goalie.

Dadonov tied the game 5-5 with 2:01 remaining with Hogberg pulled for an extra attacker.

Connor Brown and Nick Paul had a goal and an assist, and Hogberg made 34 saves for Ottawa (4-12-1), which won two games in a row for the first time this season.

Auston Matthews had two goals and an assist for the Maple Leafs to extend his point streak to 10 games (11 goals, four assists).

Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist for Toronto (11-3-2), which has lost two in a row.

Matthews scored on the power play with 59 seconds left in the second period to make it 5-1.

Paul cut it to 5-2 when he scored shorthanded with nine seconds left in the period.

Artem Zub made it 5-3 41 seconds into the third period when he scored on a breakaway for his first NHL goal.

Brown made it 5-4 at 5:52 when he one-timed a pass from Colin White.

Matthews put the Maple Leafs up 1-0 at 6:32 of the first period with a one-timer from the right face-off dot off a pass from Thornton. It was Thornton’s return after missing 10 games with an upper-body injury.

Travis Boyd made it 2-0 at 10:29 when he held on to the puck and shot on a 2-on-1 with Jimmy Vesey.

Drake Batherson got the Senators within 2-1 at 12:40.

Pierre Engvall put Toronto up 3-1 at 1:49 of the second period. It was Engvall’s first goal since Feb. 22, 2020, ending a 13-game goal drought.

Thornton made it 4-1 at 9:51 when he deflected a pass from Matthews at the top of the goal crease.

Matthews is tied with Edmonton Oilers forwards Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid for the longest point streak in the NHL this season.

Matthews has a personal 13-game point streak (13 goals, six assists), which began Jan. 16. The forward missed a 4-2 win at Edmonton on Jan. 22 with an upper-body injury.

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