Alex Kovalev and the Senators finally got their act together Tuesday night.
The Senators aren’t quite on the road to recovery, but they are inching closer to respectability after their second win in three games, a 5-2 victory over the Coyotes in front 16,686 at Scotiabank Place.
No one had a bigger impact than the much-maligned Kovalev, who scored his first two goals of the season and added an assist. Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and assist, while Erik Karlsson and Chris Kelly also scored. Goalie Brian Elliott was sharp, making 29 stops. Only Keith Yandle and Sami Lepisto were able to score for Phoenix.
“It definitely feels better to get yourself going and start contributing to the team,” said Kovalev, who is now only six points from 1,000 in his career. “We haven’t been playing well lately so it would be nice to start winning as well.”