Senators score 5 times in 3rd period to beat plummeting Oilers

Josh Norris scored twice as the Ottawa Senators erased a 3-1 third-period deficit in a 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Adam Gaudette, Alex Formenton, Artem Zub and Zach Sanford also scored for the Senators (11-18-2), who have won back-to-back games and won their first game this season as they trailed after the second period. Chris Tierney had two assists.

Senators starter Matt Murray stopped 33 of 37 shots.

Zack Kassian, Kailer Yamamoto, Brendan Perlini and Darnell Nurse replied for the Oilers (18-15-2), who are still in freefall. They’ve lost six straight and are 2-10-2 in their last 14 games.

Edmonton goaltender Stuart Skinner made 20 saves in the loss.

The Oilers were once again guilty of giving up the first goal of the game. Ottawa scored a power-play marker midway through the first as Norris was left alone in front to send a shot past Skinner. The Oilers have conceded the first goal of the game 22 times in their last 26 games.

WATCH l Senators rally with 3rd period explosion to defeat Oilers:

Senators rally with 3rd period explosion to defeat Oilers

Ottawa scores five goals in the third period for a 6-4 victory over Edmonton, which suffers its 6th straight loss. 1:25

Edmonton tied the game with a power-play goal with just 48 seconds left in the first period as Leon Draisaitl won a board battle and fed it past Kassian, who beat Murray.

The Oilers made it 2-1 with eight minutes left in the middle of the game as Yamamoto fought off Erik Brannstrom and slipped a backhand shot under Murray as he was off balance.

The Oilers added to their lead with two and a half minutes left in the second as Perlini added extra weight to a Duncan Keith shot for his third of the season.

Ottawa recovered a point early in the third on a two-on-one as Gaudette beat Skinner with a high backhand.

The Senators tied the game five minutes into the third period when Skinner spat a puck behind the net, which eventually led to a Formenton goal on a rebound.

Ottawa’s unlikely comeback saw them regain the lead midway through the third when Zub picked the top corner with a long shot.

However, the Oilers were able to draw even two minutes later as Nurse surged to score on a wrist shot.

The Senators came back strong with another power play goal as Norris scored his team-leading 16th of the season.

Sanford marked the game with Ottawa’s fifth goal in the third period, scoring on a long empty net.

Senators return home to face Buffalo Sabers on Tuesday, while Oilers are out until Thursday when they host Florida

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