The Sens remain two points back of the Penguins, Red Wings and Bruins. All four clubs have three games remaining.
With Ottawa’s loss, the Washington Capitals have clinched a berth in the playoffs.
Joffrey Lupul opened the scoring at 3:10 of the first.
After Erik Karlsson scored his 21st of the season to tie it 1-1, James van Riemsdyk gave Toronto a 2-1 lead.
Karlsson becomes the first Senators defenseman in franchise history to record 21 goals in a single season. With his assist on the goal, Kyle Turris established a new career high for points in a season (59).
Mark Stone netted his 22nd of the season 1:09 into the third to force overtime.
#Sens coach Dave Cameron: "We're clawed, we're clawed. We're still alive."
Tyler Bozak netted his first career hat trick and added an assist while line mates Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk each had three assists in the win.
An Ottawa win would’ve vaulted the Sens back into the playoff picture. With the loss, the Senators remain a point back of the Boston Bruins for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa has one game in hand on Boston.
Anderson: "points are huge. You never know which point is going to cost you." #sens#leafs
PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
Carolina Hurricanes’ Andrej Nestrasil, Anton Khudobin, and Riley Nash sample Girl Scout cookies for the first time:
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Abysmal Leafs fail to sell out Air Canada Centre for first time in arena’s history; will we see more non-sellouts? (The Hockey News)
Referee KO’d after LNAH player takes out his legs. (Puck Daddy)
Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond isn’t the only player with ties to McDonald’s these days. Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty recently had a little fun with Bruins’ fans in an ad for his McDonald’s burgher “Max 67”.
From afterthought to savior, it’s been 10 wild months for Devan Dubnyk. (Sportsnet)
Prior to puck drop on Monday night the Toronto Maple Leafs honored defenseman Eric Brewer for playing in his 1,000th NHL game over the weekend.