Senators fall to Blues, still searching for 1st win of season

David Perron, with his second of the night, scored the winning goal for the St. Louis Blues as they defeated the Ottawa Senators 6-4 on Thursday.

Oskar Sundqvist, Jay Bouwmeester, Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues (3-0-1). Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and three assists as Jake Allen, making his season debut, made 25 saves.

Vitaly Abramov, Artem Anisimov, Chris Tierney and Anthony Duclair replied for the Senators (0-3-0), who are off to their worst-ever start after losing their third straight game in regulation.

Anders Nilsson stopped 31 shots in his first start of the season for Ottawa.

Perron broke a 4-4 tie with under five minutes remaining for the winner and O’Reilly sealed the game with an empty-net goal.

The Blues made it 3-3 early in the third as Bouwmeester fired from just inside the blueline through traffic to beat Nilsson five-hole.

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