OTTAWA Andrei Vasilevskiy Jersey , Ontario (AP) — For the first time in a long time, the Ottawa Senators are having fun and picking up wins at the same time.Craig Anderson made 37 saves to lead the Senators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday night.Ottawa is also getting contributions from its rookies, who are bringing some much-needed enthusiasm to a team that didn’t have much to celebrate last season.Rookie Maxime Lajoie tied the score for Ottawa late in the second, while fellow rookie Brady Tkachuk, Mikkel Boedker and Zack Smith scored in the third.“The fun is watching our young guys step up and contributing at a rapid rate right at the moment,” Anderson said. “It’s fun watching these kids go out there and have a blast.”Despite an inexperienced lineup, the Senators rallied to improve to 3-2-1.“We were getting lot of chances and we went after it,” said Matt Duchene, who had two assists. “That’s going to be our mentality all season. Even if we’re down a goal we’re going after it. We’re not going to try and not lose because that’s the worst thing you can do and I thought we did a really good job going after it.”John Klingberg had the lone goal for Dallas, which was playing its first road game after opening the season with four at home. Ben Bishop made 21 saves while losing in regulation against Ottawa for the first time (9-1-4) in his career.“I don’t think it was a terrible game, but obviously it’s two points you wish you would have had,” Bishop said. “That’s a tough streak to lose http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-anton-stralman-jersey , but eventually it was going to happen. It was a good run. Would have been nice to get the two points, but we’ll have to get them next time.”With the score tied 1-1, the Senators went ahead for good early in the third as Dylan DeMelo put a shot on goal and Tkachuk, right in front, redirected it past Bishop at 1:27.Ottawa made it 3-1 just past midway through the period as Matt Duchene, from behind the net, made a no-look pass to Boedker, who one-timed it past Bishop for his first with the Senators.“We did a lot of really good things,” Duchene said. “I thought we were good in the first, but we upped it after that and thought we deserved the win.”Looking to cut the lead the Stars pulled their goalie with more than 7 minutes left, and tried it again with over 4 minutes remaining, but Anderson was solid.“I just wanted to put a little more urgency and give ourselves a chance Womens Brayden Point Jersey ,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. “I thought the pulled goalie situation actually worked, we just didn’t score the rest of the night.”Smith scored an empty-netter with 1:37 remaining to seal the win.The Stars jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Klingberg with 3:07 left in the first.The Senators pushed back in the second and tied it with 20 seconds left when Lajoie picked up his team-leading fourth. The rookie defenseman showed plenty of patience and beat Bishop glove side. The 20-year-old had just one goal in 56 games in the American Hockey League last season.“It’s hard to explain, I’m not too sure what’s going on right now,” said Lajoie. “I guess I’m just at the right spot at the right time. Guys are making plays for me so it’s been nice.”Montgomery wasn’t happy with his team allowing a goal that late in the period.“We didn’t manage the game well even in the second when I thought they outplayed us a bit,” he said. “We’re in great shape and then the first two odd-man rushes we give up all game are in the last minute and 15 seconds and we have our best players out there.”NOTES: During the first TV timeout the Senators honored Ray Emery, who died July 15th. He was 35. Emery was originally drafted by Ottawa (99th overall in 2001) and spent parts of five seasons with Senators, leading them to the Stanley Cup final in 2007. Emery sits fourth in wins and fifth in games played with Ottawa.UP NEXTStars: At New Jersey on Tuesday night.Senators: Host Montreal on Saturday night. For nearly a month, the Nashville Predators showed they haven’t been fazed by a condensed schedule or a rash of injuries.After a hot start on the road, the Predators look to snap a four-game skid away from home when they meet the woeful Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.Nashville (19-8-1) closed November with back-to-back losses, but goes for its third straight win after beating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Monday. The Predators completed a stretch of 13 games in 24 days by going 7-5-1 and sit atop the Central Division.Article continues below ...That success is more impressive considering the offensive firepower that’s been sidelined. Currently on injured reserve are Viktor Arvidsson (broken thumb), P.K. Subban, Kyle Turris and Filip Forsberg — all dealing with upper-body injuries.The four injured players account for 29 of the club’s 90 goals scored.“We’re trying to play the same way Braydon Coburn Jersey ,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said following the win over the Sabres. “I still think you need to be on the attack, you can’t just sit back and defend.”The Predators tallied 11 goals while winning each of their last two games in Vancouver. Laviolette remarked that his team must remain at the top of its game regardless of who is in the lineup.“For the last eight to 10 games, with a lot of key pieces out of the lineup, I just think it’s important that we stay with our identity, but we also understand there’s less room for error and we need to stay sharp,” he said.Since Arvidsson went down on Nov. 10, Austin Watson has five goals in only 10 games. Nick Bonino and Kevin Fiala each have four in 12 and 13 games, respectively.Nashville began the 2018-19 campaign by reeling off eight straight regulation wins on the road. The club has gone 0-3-1 away from home since then and Pekka Rinne could get the call to help end the skid.The Vezina Trophy winner leads the league with a 1.81 goals-against average, and has surrendered no more than one goal in four of his last five starts at Rogers Arena.Vancouver (11-16-3) has failed to make the playoffs in each of the last three seasons and is sinking in the Pacific Division. The Canucks, who fell 3-2 to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, are looking for their second win in 14 games.“Our team hasn’t got the results, and it’s hard when you don’t win J.T. Miller Jersey , but I’ll give our team credit, they’re going out and competing. They’re not letting themselves not show up. And that’s hard when you haven’t won in a while,” coach Travis Green told the team’s official website.Over the last 13 games, no one has stood out on offense. Nioklay Goldobin, a healthy scratch against the Wild, Bo Horvat, Tyler Motte and rookie star Elias Petterson each have three goals. Vancouver is in the bottom third of the league with 2.77 goals scored per gameThe Canucks’ defense isn’t much better, yielding a total of 103 goals through 30 games.Jacob Markstrom is 0-2-1 with a. 3.70 GAA and an .895 save percentage in his career against Nashville. Anders Nilsson surrendered a career-worst seven goals in a home loss to the Predators on Dec. 13, 2017. Also, Nilsson has lost six straight starts while logging an .884 save percentage.