Erik Karlsson beats Jimmy Howard from tough angle (Video)

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OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 4: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal against Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings as Danny DeKeyser #65, Frans Nielsen #51 and Kyle Turris #7 look on at Canadian Tire Centre on April 4, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal against Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings as Danny DeKeyser #65, Frans Nielsen #51 and Kyle Turris #7 look on at Canadian Tire Centre on April 4, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Getty Images)

Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson scored a goal from a difficult angle in his Tuesday game against the Detroit Red Wings.

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In the first period, Karlsson took the puck off a face-off win by teammate Kyle Turris and skated down the boards. Just before Karlsson got to the goal line, he whipped the puck past Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard and tuck it under the far post.

The goal came at the 12:59 mark of the frame and put Ottawa ahead 1-0.

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“I didn’t have much else,” Karlsson said of his goal. “It was either that or throw it around the boards and I’m not very good at throwing it around the boards.”

The goal was Karlsson’s 17th on the season and his 71st point overall. Ottawa ended up beating Detroit 2-0.

With the win, the Senators improved to 94 points – good for second-place in the Atlantic Division – and broke a five-game losing streak. The Senators are now just a point away from making the postseason.

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