The Winnipeg Jets are facing an early deficit as they try to snap a season-high six game losing streak.
Connor Brown scored on a shorthanded breakaway to give the Ottawa Senators a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes at Canadian Tire Centre.
Shots were 6-6 in the opening period.
Winnipeg went 0-for-2 on the power play, while Ottawa couldn't convert on their only chance.
This is the second-last road game of the year for the Jets, who close out that portion of their schedule on Wednesday in Calgary.