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Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7) and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Hagel (38) watch as goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save during second-period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, on Saturday, March 12, 2022.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press

The Chicago Blackhawks overcame a slow start and defeated the Ottawa Senators 6-3 Saturday night on two-goal games by Caleb Jones and Jonathan Toews.

The Blackhawks (22-30-8) trailed 2-0 after the first period, but rallied back and took advantage of some defensive breakdowns to close out its two-game road trip with a victory.

Sam Lafferty and Dylan Strome also scored, while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 20 shots. Patrick Kane had three assists, and Jake McCabe and Seth Jones chipped in with two helpers each.

Connor Brown, Thomas Chabot and Nick Paul scored for the Senators (21-32-5), as Anton Forsberg made 22 saves.

After a four-goal outburst in the second, the Blackhawks padded their lead midway through the third as Caleb Jones scored his second at 8:55 and Strome rounded out the scoring tipping a Seth Jones point shot at 10:04.

Chicago trailed 2-0 to start the second and led 4-3 by the end of it.

Toews scored twice in the opening three minutes of the period to tie things 2-2. Chicago took the lead midway through the period on Caleb Jones’ third of the season as he buried it far side from inside the face-off circle.

Paul tied things back up as he won a foot race for the puck at centre ice, then pulled up and used Caleb Jones as a screen to beat Fleury, but eight seconds later Lafferty scored to make it 4-3 Chicago.

The Senators had a solid start to the first period jumping out to a 2-0 lead, but there was a pall to the opening 20 minutes following a Parker Kelly hit in the opening minutes.

Kelly lined up Connor Murphy along the boards and the Blackhawks defenceman turned at the last moment and slumped to the ice following the hit. He had to be stretchered off. Kelly was assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct on the play.

Alex Formenton took advantage of a turnover and fed Brown, who beat Fleury stick side for his first short-handed goal of the season.

Chabot made it 2-0 at the 14-minute mark as he fired a slapshot from just inside the blueline.