Florida vs Ottawa Wrap - Ottawa Wins 5-3
The Senators earned a 5-3 victory over the Panthers on Thursday at Scotiabank Place.
Bettors who backed the Senators were rewarded as -145 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Ottawa got goals from Alex Kovalev, Daniel Alfredsson, Mike Fisher, Milan Michalek, and Zack Smith in the victory. Michalek opened the scoring at 5:20 of the second period.
Brian Elliott turned in a 28-save effort for the Senators.
Florida got goals from Bryan McCabe, Christopher Higgins, and Mike Santorelli in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 23 of 28 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Ottawa went 0-for-1, while the Panthers were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Florida outshot Ottawa 31-28 in the game.
Next game, Ottawa takes its act home to face Boston looking for another win. For Florida, they head on the road to face Montreal.