NHL: Ottawa 4, Minnesota 3 (SO)

Oct. 11, 2011 at 10:59 PM   |   0 comments

OTTAWA, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Daniel Alfredsson got the shootout winner Tuesday after Ottawa rallied from a late deficit and the Senators beat Minnesota 4-3.

Trailing 3-1 in the third period, the Senators staged a comeback that began when Chris Neil beat Niklas Backstrom with a wrist shot 6:13 into the frame. Minnesota's Marek Zidlicky was whistled for high-sticking less than 2 minutes later and Colin Greening made the Wild pay with a power-play marker.

After a scoreless overtime, Matt Cullen kept Minnesota's hopes alive in the shootout with a third-round goal against Craig Anderson, but Alfredsson then deked Backstrom on the final try for the game-winner.

Peter Regin had a pair of assists and Anderson turned aside 24 shots for Ottawa.

Minnesota's Kyle Brodziak, Devin Setoguchi and Nick Johnson scored goals and Backstrom stopped 41-of-44 Senators shots.

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