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OTTAWA -- Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson scored the only goal in a four-round shootout Thursday night, giving Ottawa a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Canadian Tire Centre.

The result extended the Senators' winning streak to three games and left the Devils with an 0-12 record in shootouts this season. Ottawa is now 6-7 in the tiebreaking skills contest.

Senators winger Mike Hoffman and Devils winger Michael Ryder accounted for the regulation-time scoring with second-period goals.

Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner and New Jersey goalie Cory Schneider each made a couple of big saves in overtime. Lehner came up particularly large by stopping Devils winger Jaromir Jagr on a breakaway.

Lehner kept the game tied when he stoned Devils winger Patrik Elias with a right-pad save about eight minutes from the third-period buzzer. He made an even bigger glove stop off Devils defenseman Adam Larsson with less than 10 seconds to go in regulation.

Through regulation and overtime, Lehner made 38 saves, while Schneider stopped 31 shots.

Hoffman put the Senators on the board first when he took a pass from center Mika Zibanejad and whipped a shot past Schneider at 11:20 of the middle period. It was Hoffman's third goal of the season.

The Devils tied the scored just over six minutes later when Ryder notched his 18th from a goalmouth scramble.

Senators winger Ales Hemsky had a chance to break the ice when he was awarded a penalty shot after being hooked by Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky at 10:48 of the second period. Schneider was able to get enough of Hemsky's low attempt to steer it wide.

NOTES: Devils G Martin Brodeur served as the backup Thursday and said he hadn't been told if he would get another start this season. After the morning skate, Brodeur again hinted that his career in New Jersey is likely over, but that he wants to look at options to play elsewhere. ... Hours before scoring the game's first goal, Senators W Mike Hoffman was named to the left winger on the American Hockey League's first team all-star team. ... Devils W Jaromir Jagr, 42, wants to play next season. "I don't know where I'm going to play," he said. ... Senators G Robin Lehner will not necessarily jump at the chance to play for Sweden at the world championships in Belarus. "I think the thing that's tough, it's (spending) about a month there," Lehner said after the morning skate. "There are so many Swedish goalies, I don't know if I'm in the mix or not. I haven't heard anything, and when I hear something I've got to make a decision."
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