OTTAWA, Ontario - OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Joe Veleno scored his first two goals of the season and Dylan Larkin added a goal and two assists as the Detroit Red Wings posted their fourth straight win with a 5-2 decision over the Ottawa Senators Saturday.
Larkin, Shayne Gostisbehere and David Perron added power-play goals for Detroit, which also got a 35-save performance from goaltender Ville Husso.
The game marked the return of Alex DeBrincat, who was dealt to Detroit earlier this summer, and the fans at the Canadian Tire Center jeered him.
OTTAWA, CANADA - OCTOBER 21: Joe Veleno #90 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his third period goal against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on October 21, 2023 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Freestyle Photography/Ge
Jake Sanderson and Ridly Greig scored for Ottawa, which had its three-game win streak snapped. Joonas Korpisalo made 18 saves.
Detroit scored twice early in the third period to cement the win. Larkin scored Detroit’s third extra-man tally Veleno got his second on a great pass from Daniel Sprong for a 5-1 lead.
Greig finished the scoring when his first of the season bounced in off Husso’s blocker.
A nice Christian Fischer drop pass to an open Veleno put Detroit ahead 2-1. The Red Wings followed with their second power-play goal when Perron took the puck off his skate and still got enough on his shot despite Erik Brannstrom being on him in close.
Ottawa outshot Detroit 14-3 in the first but the score was 1-1.
Sanderson scored off a nice pass from Brady Tkachuk to give Ottawa the lead but Gostisbehere tied it 1-1 from the slot on a pass from Larkin.
NOTES: It was Detroit’s win in Ottawa since Feb, 2, 2019. ... Artem Zub was unable to play for the Senators after taking a puck or stick to the face Wednesday against Washington. ... Defenseman Jacob Bernard-Docker was recalled from AHL Belleville. ... Detroit’s Jonatan Berggren was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids under emergency conditions and Robby Fabbri went on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 12. Fabbri is expected to miss a month with a lower-body injury.
Red Wings: Return home to play Calgary on Suday.
Senators: Host the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.