It wasn't the script that coach Paul MacLean wanted the Ottawa Senators to follow.

As he said after Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils: "We don't preach before the game, 'Let's give them two and come from behind.' "

Once again, though, that was what the Senators did.

They spotted the Devils and Martin Brodeur a two-goal lead, always an iffy thing to do, before mounting a third-period comeback and winning it on a power-play goal by Daniel Alfredsson with 59.4 seconds left in overtime.

It looked almost identical to the one Alfredsson scored on Friday night in overtime to beat the Calgary Flames.

The win was Ottawa's third in a row: those two in overtime and one against the Buffalo Sabres in a shootout.