OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators can only hope their woes on home ice.
Mika Zibanejad scored the shootout winner to give the Senators their first home win, beating the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Zack Smith, Bobby Ryan, Kyle Turris and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored in regulation as Ottawa snapped a four-game losing streak (0-2-2). The Senators were also 0-2-2 in their first four home games.
“We were due (to win at home). We needed it,” said Ryan. “Obviously the fans coming want a win, but more importantly we need to find ways to generate two points at home most nights if we want to stay in contention and we finally got there (Wednesday).”
Craig Anderson made 34 saves through overtime.
While Senators coach Dave Cameron was happy with the two points, he was less than impressed with his team’s overall effort.
“My biggest concern … was our lack of energy,” said Cameron. “I know some of it was from bad execution, but we didn’t have near the jump…