Ducks beats Senators in shootout 3-2

Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell and Senators center Chris Tierney battle along the boards during the first period of a game Feb. 4.
(Fred Chartrand / Associated Press)

Rickard Rakell scored the shootout winner and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Nick Ritchie and Ondrej Kase scored in regulation for Anaheim, which has won four of its last five.

John Gibson made 30 saves as the Ducks improved to 2-0-0 on their five-game road that started with a 3-1 win in Los Angeles against the Kings.

Drake Batherson and Artem Anisimov scored for Ottawa. Marcus Hogberg stopped 26 shots.


With 10 home games this month, the Senators hope to improve their record at Canadian Tire Centre, where they’re 1-4-5 in their last 10.

Twins Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux are among the first players to take advantage of the maternity and child-care provisions in their new labor agreement with USA Hockey.

Anaheim opened the scoring midway through the first period when Ritchie tipped Hampus Lindholm’s shot to beat Hogberg.

The Senators tied it early in the period as Batherson scored a power-play goal for his second of the season.


Kase took a bounce off the back boards and tucked in a backhand to make it 2-1 at the 13:35 mark of the second period.

Anisimov’s 10th of the season tied the game 2-all with a power-play goal early in the third, tipping Colin White’s shot past Gibson.

Ottawa appeared to tie the game late in the period, but the Ducks challenged and, upon review, was deemed offside.

The Kings are transitioning from their veteran Stanley Cup-winning teams to a faster group whose young players must take scoring and leadership roles.



Anthony Duclair took the ceremonial faceoff for the Senators as Willie O’Ree dropped the puck as part of the NHL’s Black History Month celebrations. ... Cody Goloubef and Mikkel Boedker were healthy scratches for the Senators.

Up next

Ducks: At Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.

Senators: Host Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.