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Devils score three unanswered goals, beat Senators in overtime

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson makes a save on a shot from New Jersey Devils left wing Jesper Bratt in the first period at the Canadian Tire Centre.

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John Moore scored at 1:20 of overtime and the New Jersey Devils produced three unanswered goals to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in overtime Thursday night.

This year's No. 1 draft pick Nico Hischier scored twice for New Jersey, with his opening goal being the first of his NHL career.

Kyle Palmieri and Marcus Johansson also scored for the Devils (6-1-0), who improved to 4-0-0 on the road. Cory Schneider allowed four goals on 24 shots before leaving the game with a lower-body injury. Keith Kinkaid started the third period and faced nine shots. Taylor Hall chipped in with four assists.

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Kyle Turris, Derick Brassard, Alex Burrows and Tom Pyatt scored for the Senators (3-1-3) as Craig Anderson made 41 saves.

With Ottawa leading 4-2, the Devils made it a one-goal game early in the third when Palmieri was able to slip behind the Ottawa defence and beat Anderson high after a collision just inside the blue line.

The Devils tied the game with under five minutes remaining when Ottawa's defencemen were caught behind the net leaving Johansson all alone out front.

Trailing 2-1 to start the second the Senators came back to lead 4-2 after 40 minutes.

Brassard, pushing hard to the net, tied the game after taking a great feed from Bobby Ryan for his fourth of the season.

The Senators took the lead on Burrows' 200th career goal. Karlsson made an unbelievable pass to Burrows out front to beat Schneider short side. It was Ottawa's second power-play goal of the game.

Ottawa made it 4-2 as Nate Thompson did a great job keeping the puck down low before Pyatt was able to use a little spin to reach for the far side of the net.

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The opening period featured three goals in the opening 4:21 as Hischier scored his first two goals of his NHL career, while Turris replied for the Senators on the power play.

The Senators blue line struggled at times to contain the Devils speedy forwards forcing Anderson to make a number of big stops.

Ottawa forward Zack Smith left the game early in the second period and did not return due to an upper-body injury.

Notes: The Senators were without D Mark Borowiecki as he's dealing with an upper-body injury. C Logan Brown played his second gameRW Jimmy Hayes, D Ben Lovejoy and D Mirco Mueller were healthy scratches for the Devils.

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