NEWS
12/29/2017 17:17 EST | Updated 12/29/2017 17:20 EST

Senators hang on for win over Blue Jackets, snap losing skid at four

OTTAWA — Mark Stone and Bobby Ryan scored in the third period as the Ottawa Senators held on for 5-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

Derick Brassard, Nick Paul and Matt Duchene also had goals as the Senators (12-16-8) came back from a two-goal deficit. Mike Condon made 21 saves for the win and Ottawa snapped a four-game skid.

Stone scored at 7:41 and Ryan at 9:21 for a two-goal advantage as the Sens broke a 3-3 tie.

Zach Werenski scored on the power play at 19:28 to cut the deficit to one for the Blue Jackets (22-14-3). Sonny Milano struck twice and Josh Anderson also chipped in.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves in defeat and failed to collect the 200th win of his career.

There was no scoring in the first period, although both sides had a shorthanded breakaway.

A total of six goals were scored in the second including four in a span of three minutes nine seconds.

Milano scored his first at 4:15 when he put a rebound off the end boards past Condon one second after a penalty to Ryan expired.

The Senators got that one back at 5:42 when Brassard stole the puck from Jordan Schroeder at the side of the net and eventually put a backhand past Bobrovsky.

Anderson and Milano scored 13 seconds apart at 7:11 and 7:24 respectively when they beat Condon first from the face-off dot to the left of the netminder and then the exact same spot to his right.

Bobrovsky then gave Paul his first goal of the season at 14:14 to cut the lead to 3-2. Paul sent a weak shot toward the net that Bobrovsky redirected off his stick, through his legs and in.

Duchene then tied the game at 18:52 when he faked forehand before beating Bobrovsky with a backhand on a breakaway.

Notes: Ottawa's Fredrik Claesson served the first of a two-game suspension for he hit he delivered on Boston's Noel Acciari Wednesday. Dean Kukan was a scratch for the Blue Jackets. … Senators forward Alex Burrows remains one assist shy of 200 for his career. … Columbus assigned defenceman Gabriel Carlsson to Cleveland of the AHL prior to the game. … With his second-period assist, Blue Jackets defenceman Seth Jones set a career high with a point in six straight games.