Hockey bettors who backed the Senators on the moneyline Tuesday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Ottawa easily handled Tampa Bay 7-3 at St. Pete Times Forum.
Ottawa was favored by -111 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Ottawa got goals from Milan Michalek (3), Sergei Gonchar, Kyle Turris, Erik Karlsson, and Colin Greening in the victory. Gonchar opened the scoring at 9:38 of the first period.
Ben Bishop stopped 25 of 28 Tampa Bay shots in the victory.
Tampa Bay got goals from Ryan Shannon, Tim Wallace, and Steven Stamkos in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Dwayne Roloson stopped 25 of 30 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Ottawa went 2-for-3, while the Lightning were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Ottawa by a margin of 35-28.
Next game, Ottawa takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Washington.