Howard saves 27, but Senators beat Red Wings

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone had a goal and an assist and Craig Anderson made 24 saves in the Ottawa Senators’ 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Alex Burrows and Nate Thompson also scored to help the Senators rebound from an 8-3 home loss to Montreal on Monday night.

Jimmy Howard made 27 saves, and Anthony Mantha scored for Detroit.

Detroit cut it to 2-1 on Mantha’s power-play goal with 3:23 left, and Thompson sealed it with an empty-net goal.

The Senators took a 2-0 lead midway through the second period when Burrows picked up his second of the season with a power-play goal. Stone, with his second point of the night, fed Burrows with a perfect pass through the middle to beat Howard stick-side.

Ottawa thought it scored first with Cody Ceci scoring at the three-minute mark, but the goal was called back due to goaltender interference.

The Senators had a number of good chances, but it wasn’t until the final minute of the first period that they were able to beat Howard. Stone picked up Mike Hoffman’s rebound in front in traffic and slid it through Howard’s legs. Stone has eight goals and 14 points in 13 games.

NOTES: Kyle Turris made his return for the Senators after missing the last three games with a viral infection. … Ottawa D Mark Borowiecki missed his second straight game with a virus. … Detroit LW David Booth and RW Luke Witkowski were healthy scratches.

UP NEXT

Red Wings: At Edmonton on Sunday.

Senators: Host Vegas on Saturday.