Senators 5, Hurricanes 1
KANATA, Ontario (AP) _ Alexei Yashin had two goals and three assists to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.
Ottawa’s captain and top scorer set a club record for points in a period with a goal and three assists in the second. It was the first time an Ottawa player has scored five points on home ice for the modern-era Senators and was the third five-point night of Yashin’s six-year career.
Shawn McEachern contributed a goal and two assists for the Senators, who ended a three-game losing streak. The Senators also got goals from Daniel Alfredsson and Andreas Dackell.
Captain Keith Primeau scored a power-play goal in the second period for the Hurricanes.
Yashin’s effort was one point shy of Ottawa’s single-game point record of six. Dan Quinn piled up three goals and three assists in a 7-5 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 3, 1993.
The Senators came out strongly in the scoreless first period, after coach Jacques Martin criticized their effort in a 5-2 loss Thursday night in Boston, when the Bruins scored 23 seconds into the game.
Alfredsson opened the scoring 1:12 into the second period with Primeau in the penalty box for hooking. Primeau responded with a power-play goal of his own just 29 seconds later.
Dackell scored the winning goal with a man advantage at 8:16, when he went around Carolina defenseman Adam Burt and beat Arturs Irbe.
Yashin and McEachern completed Ottawa’s four-goal outburst in the second period.
Yashin rounded out the scoring at 5:29 of the third, tucking the puck between his legs and beating Irbe high to the glove side.
Carolina’s Jeff O’Neill received a slashing major and game misconduct after breaking his stick on Ottawa’s Andreas Johansson with 2:24 remaining in the game.
The Senators outshot the Hurricanes 34-24 and Ottawa goaltender Ron Tugnutt allowed only one goal for the seventh time this season.