OTTAWA -- After being flattened by one of the NHL's biggest players, Robin Lehner brushed himself off and led Ottawa to victory Sunday night.
In fact, the finish was a comfortable one for the Senators -- for a change.
Left "dizzy" by cruising Winnipeg Jet defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, the Senators goalie told the team doctor he was okay then minutes later proved to be better than that with an outstanding left pad save on Evander Kane.
Lehner's heroics came as Ottawa was clinging to a 2-1 lead near the midway mark of the third period. Shortly thereafter, the Senators scored goals 75 seconds apart for a 4-1 victory at a sold-out Scotiabank Place.
The Senators' previous 11 games were decided by one goal.
"I got a little dizzy there," Lehner said of being run over by the 6-foot-5, 265-pound Byfuglien, who received a goalie interference penalty on the play. "It's more of a neck thing, I think. I looked at the replay, I had my head leaned forward. When you're hit on your head leaned forward like that, sometimes it's just going to take you out for a few seconds."
Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson put into perspective Lehner's stop on Kane, who fired toward an open side after taking a pass from Blake Wheeler during a shorthanded 2-on-1 break.
"That's great awareness," said Alfredsson. "He got over there in plenty of time. He didn't save it with his toe, it was the middle of his pad. That's a huge save for us in an important time of the game."
Rookie Jakob Silfverberg led the Senators attack with two goals, while singles went to Guillaume Latendresse and Kyle Turris.
Alfredsson and Sergei Gonchar each chipped in with a pair of assists.