Key play: Shea Theodore’s first NHL goal broke a 1-all tie at 15:05 of the third period and the Ducks took a 4-1 victory Wednesday from the Ottawa Senators at the Honda Center. Theodore’s first point came in his eighth game since he was recalled from San Diego of the AHL.
Pivotal performer: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf’s errant neutral zone pass freed the Senators’ Curtis Lazar for a tying breakaway goal late in the second period and resulted in Getzlaf’s demotion from the top line to the fourth in the third period. Getzlaf then assisted on Theodore’s go-ahead goal.
Quote, unquote: “It took a couple of games to get it and the guys were on me, but it feels good to get the first one out of the way,” Theodore said of his first goal. “I kind of panicked after. It felt good. … Huge. … Pretty special. It’s been a while and I’ve been thinking about it, but it feels good.”
Streak-breakers: Ducks left wing Andrew Cogliano scored his first goal since Nov. 27 against the Chicago Blackhawks, a second-period shot off the rush that beat Senators goalie Craig Anderson for a 1-0 lead. Cogliano snapped a 17-game goal drought. Carl Hagelin ended a nine-game drought with a third-period goal that made it 3-1 and Jakob Silfverberg’s goal that extended the lead to 4-1 was his first in 13 games.
Dropping the gloves: Ducks defenseman Josh Manson earned a decision during a first-period fight with the Senators’ Mark Borowiecki and Patrick Maroon of the Ducks fought to a draw during a second-period scrap with the Senators’ Chris Neil.