Nikolaj Ehlers hit the scoresheet for the first time this season in dramatic fashion on Monday night.
Ehlers had a hat trick and an assist and the Winnipeg Jets captured their first win of the season by beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2.
“Travis, he’s done very well,” Richt said. “He’s done well as a runner, he’s done unbelievably well as a special teamer. He was our special teams player of the week just this past week.”
Richt said the team would cut back on how much Homer plays as he takes on an increased role in the run game. He also expects Walton to be there to lend a helping hand to his teammates, even though he can no longer play.
“I feel like we have a team that cheers for each other even at the positions when you’re competing with a guy,” Richt said. “There’s a great relationship with (Travis) and Mark and everybody in the room and they’ll all be banding together to help us win.”
For the second straight game, the Senators had a power-play opportunity in overtime but were unable to take advantage. They finished 0 for 7 with the man advantage.
Frk broke a scoreless tie for Detroit at 17:26 of the third period, beating Anderson low glove side.
Phaneuf’s shot from just inside the blue line slipped past Howard to tie it just 43 seconds later.
It was a goaltender duel through two periods, and both Anderson and Howard were just as solid through the third.
Mark Stone looked like he had a sure goal on the Senators’ fifth power Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China play, only to watch as the puck ringed off the goalpost. Ottawa hit the post four times.
Anderson made a spectacular save when he reached across the Cheap College Jerseys goal just in time to rob Justin Abdelkader with just over 2 minutes left in the second period.