DETROIT – Recently acquired Matthew Joseph scored three goals in the third period for the first hat-trick of his career, Mads Sogard made 27 saves in his NHL debut and the Ottawa Senators beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Friday night.
Joseph’s three goals were his first to become Ottawa after facing Tampa Bay in a trade deadline.
Josh Norris, playing in his home state for the first time in his pro career, scored in a power play for his 27th goal for the Centers. Austin Watson added a short-hand goal.
The 6-foot-7 Sogard, a 2019 second-round draft pick, was promoted from Belville in the American Hockey League earlier this week. Joining Frederick Andersen, he became the second goaltender of Danish descent to appear in an NHL game.
Rookie Lucas Raymond has scored twice for the Red Wings, who have not won their last five games. Alex Nedeljkovic made 26 saves.
Ottawa scored the only goal in the first period. In the penalty box with Senator Alex Fermenton, Joseph Pakti fed Watson, who defeated Nedeljkovic from the slot.
Watson’s short-handed goal was his first since the 2017-18 season, when he had four for Nashville.
Raymond tied with his 21st goal in the second period at 2:18. Jack Walman’s shot bounced off Sogard’s glove and Raymond’s backhand was caught in the net.
After killing the 5-on-3 situation before the third, the senators scored from the right circle at 2:24 on Norris’ one-timer. Just one minute later Joseph scored in front to make it 3-1.
Joseph scored his second goal of the night and 10th season with a shot from the right circle with 6:41 left. Raymond answered 40 seconds after his 22nd goal.
Joseph fired an empty-netter from his own zone at 3:55 left to complete the hat-trick.
Comments: Walman’s second period assist in six games with the Red Wings since his acquisition from St. Louis was his first point. … Ottawa visits Detroit again on April 12. … Senators were playing their second game since longtime owner Eugene Melnick died of an illness Monday.
Senator: Host the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Red Wings: Go with the Ottawa senators on Sunday.