Stutzle's 3-point night leads Senators past Red Wings, snap 3-game losing streak

Tim Stutzle had two goals and an assist, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Watson, Batherson also score in Ottawa victory

Senators forward Tim Stutzle, left, scored two empty-net goals and added an assist during a 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Tuesday in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/The Associated Press)

Tim Stutzle had two goals and an assist, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night in Detroit.

Austin Watson added a goal and an assist as Ottawa stopped a three-game slide. Drake Batherson snapped a tie in the second period, and Anton Forsberg made 24 saves.

Stutzle's goals were both empty-netters, one with 1:05 left and another with 14 seconds remaining. The 20-year-old forward also picked up his 30th assist on Batherson's 15th goal of the season.

Tyler Bertuzzi scored for Detroit, and Thomas Greiss made 28 stops. The Red Wings dropped to 2-5-3 in their last 10 games.

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Drake Batherson scored the go-ahead goal for Ottawa Tuesday night as they defeated Detroit 4-1.

The Red Wings had several solid chances to tie the game — usually involving Dylan Larkin, who provided a consistent threat in the offensive zone — but they were unable to capitalize.

"We had our chances," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "They pressure extremely hard. ... You don't have sustained time, but you're gonna get big looks. I think we had those a lot, and in some cases we missed, and in some cases we didn't shoot."

The Senators jumped in front when Watson scored in the final seconds of the first. It was the eighth goal of the season for the Ann Arbor, Michigan native.

"Obviously, getting a goal with four seconds left in the first was huge," Senators coach D.J. Smith said. "That just gave us a massive boost going into the room. You hate giving one up like that, but it is great to get one. [Watson] has been one of our hottest players and he came through again there, but it was just as big when he dives in front of a shot at the end and we get an empty-net goal out of it."

The Red Wings responded with Bertuzzi's power-play goal 12:27 into the second. It was Bertuzzi's 27th goal.

Ottawa went ahead to stay on Batherson's goal at 15:32.

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