|The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs settled things the old-fashioned way Saturday night.
Ottawa blew 3-0 and 4-3 leads, but defeated Toronto 5-4 in the shootout after another entertaining 3-on-3 overtime session. It's the first game decided in the shootout this season and Ottawa's first win in Toronto since 2012, ending a six-game slide.
Erik Karlsson, Mark Stone, and Kyle Turris paced Ottawa. Karlsson had three assists while Stone and Turris each had a goal and an assist.
There were some positives for the Leafs:
Toronto scored four goals, after tallying only one in its first two games.Joffrey Lupul's second-period goal was the first the Maple Leafs shot into the net, as James van Riemsdyk's power-play goal Wednesday deflected in off his skate. It was also the club's first goal while playing at even strength.The point Toronto earned in the shootout loss is its first of the season.Captain Dion Phaneuf had two assists, making this his first multi-point game since Dec. 9, 2014. New head coach Mike Babcock wants to get Phaneuf involved more offensively, and the defenseman has three assists in two games.Toronto outshot Ottawa 41-33, including 7-2 in overtime. The Maple Leafs finished with 78 shot attempts to the Senators' 63.In the end, the Senators' power play was too much for the Maple Leafs. Ottawa finished 3-for-6 with the man advantage, while Toronto was 1-for-4.
Craig Anderson had a solid night, making 37 saves and earning his second win of the season.
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