Mikkel Boedker’s hat trick powers slumping Coyotes past Senators

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mikkel Boedker scored three goals and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Brad Richardson also scored, and Anders Lindback made 35 saves in his first start of the season to help Arizona improve to 4-3-1.

Cody Ceci scored for Ottawa, and Craig Anderson stopped 22 shots. The Senators are 3-3-2.

Richardson broke a 1-1 tie with 5:29 left when he dove for the puck and was able to get it behind Anderson. Boedker made it 3-1 with 4:11 to go and completed the hat trick with an empty-netter with 2:01 remaining.

Boedker opened the scoring with just over a minute left in the first period, slipping behind Erik Karlsson and beating Anderson to the glove side.

Ceci tied it late in the second, taking a pass from Bobby Ryan and beating Lindback to the short side.

The Senators played the final two periods without Curtis Lazar. Lazar went-face first into the corner boards on a hit from Zbynek Michalek in the first period. Lazar took a few more shifts, but didn’t come out for the remainder of the game.

NOTES: Max McCormick made his NHL debut for the Senators after being called up to replace Mike Hoffman, who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. D Marc Methot was a late scratch despite saying he would play in the morning. LW Clarke MacArthur didn’t play because of a concussion. … The Coyotes were without C Antoine Vermette (upper-body).