Wild fall behind early, late in loss at Ottawa

Defenseman Thomas Chabot collected two goals and an assist in his return from a four-game absence to fuel the host Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

Chabot, who had been sidelined by an undisclosed injury, scored the eventual winning goal with 5:45 remaining. His shot from the point deflected off the stick of Minnesota defenseman Calen Addison and past Cam Talbot (30 saves) for his fifth goal of the season.

The Senators snapped a nine-game skid (0-7-2) against the Wild.

Kevin Fiala recorded a goal and an assist for the Wild, who have lost three of their last four games. Captain Jared Spurgeon and fellow defenseman Jon Merrill also scored for Minnesota.

The Wild played without forward Mats Zuccarello. He’s battling an upper-body injury.