Evgenii Dadonov scored the winning and game-tying objectives as Ottawa stunned Toronto in a 6-5 triumph. 1:31"Give the guys credit for remaining in the fight,"Ottawa head coach D.J. Smith said.
"(Hogberg )gave us every possibility. I thought we hung him out for a couple periods. We
just didn't have our legs."We were flat, we didn't make many plays, but we discovered a way."Auston Matthews scored twice and added an assist for Toronto(11-3-2), while Joe Thornton, with an objective and a help in his return from injury, Travis Boyd and Pierre Engvall provided the rest of the offence. Andersen ended up with 25 saves as the Leafs dropped their second straight in your home following Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
"Sloppiness is sneaking into our game," said Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe, who appeared to shake his head in disgust at the conclusion of a video teleconference with reporters. "It wasn't everybody, however enough guys provided the game to them.
"What we had versus us is careless play ... that caused us playing more in our end than we had to."
Give credit to those pesky Senators.
Ottawa stormed back to require extra time with four straight objectives, consisting of Dadonov's batted effort out of mid-air with 2:01 left in guideline and Hogberg on the bench for an additional enemy.
Dadonov, who now has 5 goals in his last five video games after scoring simply once in his first 12 trips with the team he participated in complimentary company, then buried another after stepping in front of that Rielly shot in the crease in OT.
"It was rather the play," Batherson said of the sequence. "He's hot today. We enjoy seeing it."
"Sometimes you get in position behind the goalie," Dadonov included with a smile. "So you try and stop some shots."
Matthews scored his second of the night and league-best 13th objective with just under a minute left in the second on a 5-on-3 power play to provide the Leafs a 5-1 lead, but Ottawa got that a person back shorthanded with nine seconds left in the duration when Paul made the most of a negligent turnover by Toronto captain John Tavares for his third.
Zub then scored his very first in the NHL coming out of the charge box on a beautiful deke to the forehand 41 seconds into the 3rd to get Ottawa within 2 at 5-3.
Toronto's Zach Hyman was assessed a double small for high-sticking on Thomas Chabot, however the Leafs had the very best opportunity when Hogberg stopped Ilya Mikheyev.
'We found our legs'
The Senators would eventually get within one, nevertheless, moments after the charge ended when Brown, who was traded from Toronto to Ottawa in the summer season of 2019, scored his 3rd at 5:52.
"When we got the 4th one you could see the bench go, 'Wow, we're in this,"' Smith stated. "It's difficult to think when you're down the way we were. Suddenly we discovered our legs.
"That's what momentum does-- it offers you energy."
Hogberg made a nice stop on Hyman with under 7 minutes to go to keep it at 5-4, setting the stage for Dadonov's equalizer and overtime heroics.
"Unbelievable," Batherson said. "So pleased for everyone. Comebacks like that, those are the best wins."
Following that loss to Montreal that saw both their four-game winning streak and nine-game point streak (8-0-1) snapped, the Leafs were shot out of a cannon early in Monday's very first.
Matthews scored his 12th goal in 14 video games this season when he took a feed from Thornton at 6:32. Andersen stoned Chabot at the other end as the Senators started to reveal life, but Toronto broke the other method, with Boyd firing house his second at 10:29.
The last-place Senators, who won back-to-back games for the first time since March after beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Saturday, cut the deficit in half 2:11 later. Tim Stutzle-- the No. 3 choice in the 2020 NHL draft-- tore down a clearing effort before finding Batherson to make it 2-1 as the Leafs held a 13-3 edge in shots through 20 minutes.
Toronto kept coming in the second, with Engvall scoring his to begin with a stretch pass from T.J. Brodie and another slick feed from Alexander Kerfoot on an odd-man rush at 1:49.
Brady Tkachuk got blended with Andersen and Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin. Tkachuk and Muzzin, who turned a puck at the Ottawa winger's older sibling, Matthew, following a Toronto triumph in Calgary versus the Flames last month, dropped the gloves in a short, but perky fight.
Back on Toronto's leading line with Matthews and Mitch Marner after missing 10 video games with a fractured rib suffered Jan. 20, the 41-year-old Thornton scored his second at 9:51 to make it 4-1 after Senators blue-liner Mike Reilly unnecessarily offered the puck away.
Matthews would bag his 2nd late in the duration prior to Ottawa started to turn things around with Paul's short-handed effort that materialized out of nothing.
"A couple of negligent plays," Matthew said. "They challenged us and we didn't truly respond. We certainly blew this one."
The Senators, on the other hand, felt they should have some good fortune after suffering through an 0-8-1 stretch earlier this season and ending a four-game slide Saturday in Winnipeg.
"There's been a great deal of nights I felt we maybe played well or played much better than the other team and didn't win," Smith stated. "Tonight's not one of those nights, however it was because of come our method."