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Red Wings score four straight goals to upend Senators

Dec 31, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Ottawa Senators right winger Claude Giroux (28) skates past Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jake Walman (96) en route to scoring a goal in the first period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

Lucas Raymond had a goal and an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 home win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

The Red Wings scored four unanswered goals after falling behind 2-0 in winning for the third time in four games.

Pius Suter, Elmer Soderblom and Michael Rasmussen each scored for Detroit.

Austin Watson and Claude Giroux scored for Ottawa, which was coming off two straight victories.

Trailing 2-1 going into the third period, the Red Wings scored three goals in a span of 1:55 to take a 4-2 lead.

First, Raymond tied the game at 2-2 with 18:42 remaining when he tipped in a point shot from Olli Maatta.

Then, Soderblom gave Detroit a 3-2 lead with 17:24 left when he fired a shot from the edge of the left face-off circle underneath over the glove of Ottawa goalie Cam Talbot.

With 16:47 remaining, Rasmussen gave Detroit a 4-2 lead when he stole the puck from Talbot behind the net and wrapped the puck into the open goal.

Ottawa opened the scoring with 9:24 remaining in the first period on a goal by Watson, who fired a wrist shot from in between the face-off circles that got past Detroit goalie Magnus Hellberg.

The Senators then took a 2-0 lead with 4:33 left in the first when Giroux fired an innocent-looking backhand from the left face-off circle that went off of the shoulder of Hellberg and dribbled into the net.

Detroit got on the board with 11:18 remaining in the second period when Suter pounced on a loose puck in between the face-off circles and fired it in to make it 2-1 Senators.

Hellberg made 21 saves for Detroit, while Talbot also stopped 21 shots for Ottawa.

Each team went 0-for-4 on the power play.

–Field Level Media