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Senators 4, Oilers 2

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:50 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 4, Oilers 2
Edmonton Oilers 2, Ottawa Senators 4

OTTAWA - Jason Spezza scored 12 seconds in for Ottawa's fastest goal ever from the start of a game before setting up Mike Comrie's second-period goal and helping the Senators to a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Spezza broke Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson's previous mark of 13 seconds when he beat Edmonton defenceman Tom Gilbert to a loose puck and drove in to shoot past Dwayne Roloson for his 23rd goal.

Dany Heatley and Chris Campoli also scored for Ottawa, which ended a three-game losing streak. Brian Elliott had 24 saves.

Sam Gagner scored twice and Roloson stopped 28 shots for Edmonton, which dropped its second in a row after falling behind 3-0.

Newcomers Ales Kotalik and Patrick O'Sullivan made their Oiler debuts after the two forwards were acquired Wednesday prior to the NHL trade deadline.

Kotalik was acquired in a trade with Buffalo. O'Sullivan came over from Los Angeles in a three-way deal that saw the Oilers send Erik Cole to Carolina.

Comrie made it 2-0 when he scored off a cross-ice feed from Spezza 4:04 into the second period. Campoli increased the lead to 3-0 when he was credited with his seventh goal at 6:06.

Heatley scored his 31st goal with 8:01 left in the third.

Gagner scored a power-play goal midway through the second to draw Edmonton within 3-1. He added his second of the game and ninth of the season when he beat Elliott with a backhand from a sharp angle with 1:53 remaining.

Senators forward Peter Regin left the game with a lower body injury and did not return.

Notes: Alfredsson scored 13 seconds into a 5-4 overtime loss to Toronto on Feb. 5, 2004. Alexandre Daigle scored seven seconds into the second period of a 3-3 tie in a road game against the New York Islanders on Jan. 22, 1995 for the fastest goal from the start of a period in franchise history ... Oilers D Steve Staios and C Shawn Horcoff presented Senators D Jason Smith with a gift during a pre-game ceremony for Smith's recent 1,000th career game, while Senators president/CEO gave the veteran blueliner the NHL Milestone Award on behalf of the league and a framed Tony Harris portrait from the Ottawa organization. The former Edmonton captain reached the milestone in Ottawa's 3-2 overtime loss in Colorado on Feb. 17.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:12
OTT
Jason Spezza (23) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
04:03
OTT
Mike Comrie (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Jason Spezza (29), Chris Phillips (10)
2 - 0 OTT
06:06
OTT
PPG - Chris Campoli (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Comrie (16), Dany Heatley (29)
3 - 0 OTT
10:45
EDM
PPG - Sam Gagner (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Denis Grebeshkov (23), Tom Gilbert (33)
3 - 1 OTT
3rd Period
11:58
OTT
Dany Heatley (31) Slapshot - ASST: Anton Volchenkov (3), Daniel Alfredsson (39)
4 - 1 OTT
18:07
EDM
Sam Gagner (9) Backhand shot - ASST: Steve Staios (7), Ladislav Smid (11)
4 - 2 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
02:56
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu  Interference against  Zack Stortini
02:56
EDM
Zack Stortini  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Jarkko Ruutu
2nd Period
04:41
EDM
Sam Gagner  Holding against  Brendan Bell
09:31
OTT
Mike Comrie  Tripping against  Ladislav Smid
3rd Period
14:26
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Interference against  Patrick O'Sullivan
19:28
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Roughing against  Chris Campoli
19:28
OTT
Chris Campoli  Roughing against  Andrew Cogliano
19:28
EDM
Steve Staios  Roughing against  Chris Campoli
19:28
EDM
Steve Staios  Game misconduct
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
Dwayne Roloson
22-17-6
SA: 32TOI: 59:58
Saves: 28EV: 28 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .875SH: 0 - 0
Brian Elliott
SA: 26TOI: 59:56
Saves: 24EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .923SH: 0 - 0