Larkin’s shootout goal gives Red Wings win over Senators

Red Wings 3 Senators 2 (SO)

DETROIT — Dylan Larkin scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over the skidding Ottawa Senators on Friday night.

Tyler Bertuzzi had a goal and an assist, and Larkin also scored in regulation for Detroit. Red Wings defenceman Filip Hronek had two assists. Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves and thwarted Tyler Ennis, Anthony Duclair and Artem Anisimov in the tiebreaker.

It was the Red Wings’ third win in five games, the first time they’ve done that since Nov. 8-16.

Colin White had a goal and an assist and Brady Tkachuk also scored for Ottawa, which lost its season-high sixth straight. Marcus Hogberg stopped 26 shots.

White’s power-play goal with 9:18 left in the second period tied it at 2. He tipped in defenceman Mike Reilly’s shot from the point for his fourth goal.

Larkin’s power-play goal 5:32 into the middle period gave Detroit a 2-0 lead. He skated through three Ottawa players in the neutral zone and the Senators end and stuffed the puck past Hogberg as Larkin cut across the top of the crease from right to left. It was his 11th goal.

Tkackuk put Ottawa on the board just 22 seconds later when his attempted pass from the side of the net went in off the skate of Red Wings defenceman Patrik Nemeth. It was Tkachuk’s 14th goal.

Bertuzzi gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead with 5:05 left in the first period when he tipped in Hronek’s shot-pass. It was Bertuzzi’s 16th goal.

NOTES: Ottawa hired Jim Little as CEO on Friday. Owner Eugene Melnyk had been the team’s CEO. Little will be responsible for business strategy, focusing on marketing and community relations. … Senators D Ron Hainsey returned after sustaining a lower-body injury on Dec. 19. … Larkin stretched his point streak to five games (two goals, three assists).

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