Evgenii Dadonov scored his second goal of the game at 2:19 of overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied from down four goals to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 at Scotiabank Arena on Monday.
Dadonov won it when he scored on a breakaway seven seconds after blocking Morgan Rielly’s shot at the top of the crease with goalie Marcus Hogberg out of position.
“It’s hockey, anything can happen,” Dadonov said. “It’s good. So we didn’t stop playing. We just played shift by shift and score goal by goal. You didn’t really think about (the score). … (Rielly’s shot hit) somewhere in the pants. I play a lot, and sometimes you get into a position behind the goalie so you try to stop some shots.”
It was the first time in Senators history they came back to win after trailing by four goals.
Dadonov tied it 5-5 with 2:01 remaining when he batted a rebound out of midair with Hogberg pulled for an extra attacker. He has scored five goals in the past five games.
Connor Brown and Nick Paul each had a goal and an assist, and Hogberg made 34 saves for Ottawa (4-12-1), which defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Saturday and has won two games in a row for the first time this season.