Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Wideman Scores Two Goals as Ottawa Senators Top Los Angeles Kings 5-1

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Wideman Scores Two Goals as Ottawa Senators Top Los Angeles Kings 5-1

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Wideman scores pair as Senators top Kings 5-1


OTTAWA - There was a time when Chris Wideman wondered if he would ever score another goal in the NHL.

He scored twice Saturday to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

After suffering a season-ending hamstring injury last November Wideman said he wasn't sure he would play again.

"The way I look at it now is every game is gravy," Wideman said. "When I first got hurt, I thought I was done. We put in a lot of hard work with the staff, myself, and I got a lot of support from family and my girlfriend and guys here and buddies around the league so it's just great to be back.

"I was happy to get the first one for sure and the second was icing on the cake I guess."

Chris Tierney, Mark Stone and Colin White also scored for the Senators (2-2-1) and Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots.

Trevor Lewis scored the lone goal for the Kings (2-2-1), who wrap up their four-game road trip Monday in Toronto.

Los Angeles netminder Jack Campbell, who was making his fourth consecutive start, allowed four goals on 11 shots before being replaced by Peter Budaj.

Budaj allowed one goal on 11 shots.

"I thought we got off to a good start the first couple of minutes and drew a couple penalties, but didn't really generate much on the power play," said Kings coach John Stevens. "Too many one-on-one battles being lost around their net that could amount to easy goals and then we had a big hole to dig out of there."

Tierney opened the scoring just over six minutes into the game as he tipped a Dylan DeMelo shot past Campbell.

Wideman, with his first goal in nearly a year, made it 2-0 later in the first period as he jumped on a Brady Tkachuk rebound. Stone added a power-play goal moments later.

"It was a bad start and they capitalized on some opportunities," said Kings defenceman Jake Muzzin. …

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