Senators Down Tampa Bay 5-3 - Match Report
The Senators earned a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday behind a 35-save performance from Craig Anderson at Canadian Tire Centre.
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 Marc Methot, Bobby Ryan, Kyle Turris, Zack Smith, and Erik Karlsson in the victory. Methot opened the scoring at 1:49 of the first period.
Craig Anderson turned in a 35-save effort for the Senators.
Victor Hedman, Tyler Johnson, and Alex Killorn scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Craig Anderson.
Tampa Bay got a 23-stop effort from Anders Lindback in the loss.
On the power play, Ottawa went 0-for-2, while the Lightning were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Ottawa lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 38-28.
Next game, Ottawa takes its act on the road to face Toronto looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Montreal.