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Senators 4, Red Wings 2

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DETROIT -- Left winger Clarke MacArthur scored twice and right winger Bobby Ryan broke a third-period tie and added an assist and the Ottawa Senators beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night.

Right winger Chris Neil also scored for Ottawa (9-10-4), which broke a three-game losing streak. Defenseman Erik Karlsson and Patrick Wiercioch each had two assists and goaltender Robin Lehner stopped 34 shots for Ottawa.

It was the Senators' second win in two games in Detroit this season.

Centers Darren Helm and Pavel Datsyuk scored for Detroit (10-7-7), which lost eight of its last nine. Goalie Jimmy Howard made 25 saves.

Ryan gave Ottawa a 3-2 lead with a 5-on-3 power-play goal 3:51 into the third. He put in a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle for his 11th goal.

The Senators killed off 5-on-3 disadvantage during the middle of the third period.

MacArthur's second goal of the game, on the power play, made it 4-2 with 4:02 left. It was his sixth goal of the season.

Datsyuk's 5-on-3 goal tied it at 2, 1:08 into the third period. His attempted pass from Lehner's right went in off Senators' defenseman Jared Cowen. It was Datsyuk's 12th goal.

The Senators killed off a 1:34 two-man disadvantage early in the second period.

Ottawa led 2-1 after the first period despite being outshot 16-7.

Helm's power-play goal opened the scoring with 6:37 left in the first. He tipped left winger Tomas Tatar's shot out of the air and past Lehner. It was Helm's fourth goal.

But MacArthur tied it just 1:10 later when he put in a loose puck from the bottom of the left circle. The Senators took the lead with 4:16 remaining in the opening period when Neil was credited with the goal when the puck went in off of Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith's leg.

Ottawa didn't get its first shot until Ryan's effort 8:33 into the game. The Red Wings had eight shots at that point.

NOTES: Detroit C Stephen Weiss returned after missing six games because of a groin injury. But the Red Wings also lost a forward because RW Todd Bertuzzi didn't play due to an upper-body injury. He is day-to-day. ... C Jason Spezza, Ottawa's captain, played junior hockey with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. Windsor is across the Detroit River from Detroit. ... Detroit RW Daniel Alfredsson, the former Senator, missed his fifth game because of a groin injury. ... Ottawa coach Paul MacLean is a former assistant on Detroit coach Mike Babcock's staff with the Red Wings and Anaheim. ... Red Wings G Jimmy Howard returned after missing a game because of the flu.
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