Ottawa-born Ceci gives hometown Senators the OT win with first NHL goal

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Perhaps even Cody Ceci couldn’t have scripted it any better.

Ceci scored his first career National Hockey League goal to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. We should mention that Ceci was playing in just his third NHL game, and is born in Ottawa.

Ceci is the Senators’ first-round pick, 15th overall, from the 2012 NHL Draft. The win gives Ottawa three in their last five games.

The goal might not have been the prettiest – just a wrist shot from the point that got through traffic in front and beat Blues’ goalie Brian Elliott. But they all count.

Adding to the loss on the score board was the loss of Blues’ captain David Backes, who appeared woozy after a collision with Senators’ forward Colin Greening.