Vrbata and Hamilton score in shootout as Blackhawks edge Sens 4-3

Vrbata and Mikael Holmqvist also scored in regulation for the Blackhawks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Chicago’s Patrick Lalime, who played five seasons with Ottawa from 1999 to 2004, blocked 30 shots.

Chicago’s Brent Seabrook scored on a screened shot from the left point during a 4-on-4 with 1:59 left in the third period to set up overtime, as Chicago rallied from a 3-1 deficit.

Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and an assist for the Senators, who lost their second straight.

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Oleg Saprykin and Antoine Vermette also scored for Ottawa, which got 22 saves from Martin Gerber.

Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza both extended their point-scoring streaks to 11 games when they assisted on Alfredsson’s power-play goal early in the second.

Heatley scored in the shootout for Ottawa but his goal-scoring streak ended at six games, as he failed to connect in regulation. He had scored eight times during the stretch.