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OTTAWA (AP) - Ryan-Nugent Hopkins scored two goals, including one into an empty net, to help the Edmonton Oilers beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 and snap a five-game losing streak.

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Jordan Eberle added a goal, and Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves for the Oilers (2-6-1).

Chris Neil had the only goal for the Senators (3-3-2), and Robin Lehner made 18 saves in his second start of the season.

An extended power play early in the third period failed to provide the Oilers with any insurance. Ottawa failed to capitalize on momentum created by killing off a 5-on-3 power play that lasted a full 2 minutes.

Senators forward Milan Michalek was called for goalie interference when he ran into Dubnyk, and teammate Jared Cowen was given an interference penalty as the play continued into Ottawa's end.

The Oilers generated only one good scoring opportunity on the ensuing power play as they tried to build on a 2-0 lead.

After the Senators killed off both penalties they were quickly given a power play as Ladislav Smid was called for hooking. But they also were unable to create anything offensively.

Ottawa finally got on the board when Neil was credited with his first goal of the season on a shot that looked more like a missed popup than a hockey play.

Neil batted the puck out of midair, and Dubnyk appeared to try to catch the puck as it came down. Instead, it landed behind him and found its way into the net.

All the scoring before that came in the first half of the first period.

Edmonton scored on its first shot of the game after the Senators turned over the puck in the offensive zone. Eberle made a nifty move to get around Senators captain Jason Spezza and beat Lehner between the legs just 2:15 in.

A little more than eight minutes later the Oilers struck again. Lehner made a stop but was unable to control the rebound. The puck then went directly to Nugent-Hopkins, who scored from a sharp angle.

NOTES: Oilers D Denis Grebeshkov made his season debut after missing eight games with a groin injury. ... Jesse Joensuu, Nick Schultz and Ryan Jones were scratched by the Oilers. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Joe Corvo sat out for Ottawa. ... The Oilers had lost 39 man-games to injury going into Saturday, compared to only two for the Senators.

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