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Batherson nets 2, runs streak to 6 as Sens douse Flames 5-1

Drake Batherson scored twice, giving him six straight games with a goal, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Monday night.

Artem Anisimov and Thomas Chabot also scored for the Senators (8-15-1), and Colin White had an empty-net goal. Tim Stutzle contributed two assists to help Ottawa (8-15-1) win for the fourth time in five games.

The 22-year-old Batherson has seven goals in his last six games. He matched Jason Spezza for the longest goal streak in franchise history.

Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich (33) gets a face full of snow from teammate Calgary Flames centre Dillon Dube (29) as the puck floats above him while Ottawa Senators centre Chris Tierney (71) looks on during third period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Sean KilpatrickThe Canadian Press via AP)

Matt Murray, pulled from Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the Flames, stopped 27 shots for the win.

Milan Lucic scored for Calgary (10-11-2) in the finale of a six-game, 10-day road trip. David Rittich made 31 saves in his fifth consecutive start.

After White’s empty-netter, Chabot scored with Rittich back in net at 17:47 of the third period.

Calgary Flames centre Sean Monahan (23) puts Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot (72) into the boards during third period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Sean KilpatrickThe Canadian Press via AP)

Ottawa outshot Calgary 22-6 in the second period and led 3-1 heading into the third.

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Flames: Host the Senators on Thursday night to open a stretch with six of seven at home.

Senators: At the Montreal Canadiens to open a six-game road trip that includes two games at Calgary and three at Edmonton.

Ottawa Senators right wing Connor Brown (28) skates the puck away from Calgary Flames defenseman Juuso Valimaki (6) during third period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Sean KilpatrickThe Canadian Press via AP)

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Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray (30) looks for the puck as Calgary Flames centre Sam Bennett (93) moves towards the net during third period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Sean KilpatrickThe Canadian Press via AP)

Tempers fly between the Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Sean KilpatrickThe Canadian Press via AP)

Ottawa Senators left wing Austin Watson (16) gets his stick on a flying puck as Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich (33) keeps an eye on it during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Sean KilpatrickThe Canadian Press via AP)

Calgary Flames left wing Milan Lucic (17) moves in on Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray (30) as Senators defenceman Mike Reilly (5) gets his stick twisted up behind him during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Sean KilpatrickThe Canadian Press via AP)

Ottawa Senators defenseman Mike Reilly (5) gives Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund (11) a shove during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Sean KilpatrickThe Canadian Press via AP)