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Senators 3, Devils 2

January 15, 1999

KANATA, Ontario (AP) _ Andreas Johansson scored at 12:47 of the third period as the Ottawa Senators beat New Jersey 3-2 Thursday night, extending their winning streak to five and their unbeaten streak to 10.

The five-game winning streak is a modern franchise record for the Senators, who rejoined the NHL in 1992 after a 58-year absence.

Alexei Yashin and Wade Redden also scored for the Senators, 8-0-2 in their last 10 and 23-13-5 overall _ the first time Ottawa has been 10 games above .500 since rejoining the league.

The Senators moved into a tie with Toronto atop the Northeast Division, but have played one fewer game than the Maple Leafs.

Randy McKay and Scott Niedermayer scored for the Devils, who were playing the Senators for the third time in 13 days. Ottawa won the first two games 6-0 and 4-2, and they play once more this month.

McKay opened the scoring with 5:03 left in the first period, getting his 100th goal for the Devils. Niedermayer assisted for his 250th career point, all with New Jersey.

Yashin one-timed a pass by defenseman Jason York on a power play 34 seconds into the second period to tie the game 1-1 and extend his point-scoring streak to 10 games. York’s assist stretched his points streak to seven games.

Niedermayer survived a video replay for his 11th goal, giving the Devils a 2-1 lead at 9:03. Redden tied the game on a long wrist shot that beat goaltender Martin Brodeur 2:39 into the third period.

Johansson poked a loose puck past Brodeur for the winner, his 17th goal of the season.

Ottawa goalie Damian Rhodes remained undefeated in six starts.

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