The Ottawa Senators are striving to dig themselves out of a deep early-season hole. It's showing difficult.

Ottawa outshot Edmonton 42-22 Tuesday, consisting of 30-10 over the last two durations, and held Oiler big guns Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl off the scoresheet for the very first time in 11 video games.

Goals by defenceman Darnell Nurse, Evan Bouchard and Tyson Barrie were enough to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 win over the Senators.

" I thought right from the outset we were leaping," said Sens coach D.J. Smith. "Third duration we had a fantastic push. I believed we were probably the much better team all the method through the night ... We asked the men to be all set and they were prepared tonight."

The win moved the Oilers (8-7-0) above the.500 mark for the very first time this season, mostly due to their success against Ottawa (2-11-1), which entered the game leading the league in hits however not much else.

It marked the 4th meeting between the 2 in 10 days. Edmonton won the very first three-- 8-5 and 4-2 in Edmonton and 3-1 Monday at the Canadian Tire Centre. They will meet 5 more times throughout the regular season.

"The tale of the tape tonight is our defence came through and got big objectives for us and we discovered a way to win," stated Edmonton coach Dave Tippett.

"Ottawa, you've got to provide credit. They worked hard," he included.

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