NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Nets were outscored 25-7 in the third period to drop a 4-3 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.
In the final two minutes of regulation, the Senators got a breakaway chance at the end of the opening period and had an empty netter to tie the game at one.
The Devils tied the game when rookie goalie Anders Lindback made 24 saves, including a stop on Ryan Murphy’s point shot.
Lindback made 27 saves, the most of any goalie.
The Devils also won the battle of the goaltenders in the second period.
Matt Duchene and Eric Gelinas tied it with two goals apiece.
But the Senators scored a power play goal on their power play with 4:12 left in the first period to take a 3-2 lead.
With just under four minutes remaining, the Devils scored again on an empty-netter from Mikko Koivu.
The score was 4-2.
The game was tied after 10:30 of the first.
But after the first overtime period, Ottawa outshot New Jersey 25-17.