Lightning vs Senators Final: 4-3 - Recap
|Lightning vs Senators Final: 4-3 - Recap|
The Senators came up short Thursday against the Lightning, falling 4-3 in a shootout.
The Lightning were a -142 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Nikita Kucherov clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 1 for the Lightning. B.J. Crombeen, Tyler Johnson, and Ondrej Palat each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Johnson opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 14:32 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Victor Hedman.
Ben Bishop turned in a 33-save effort for the Lightning.
Ottawa got goals from Chris Neil, Clarke MacArthur, and Erik Karlsson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Ottawa got a 35-stop effort from Craig Anderson in the loss.
Tampa Bay scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Ottawa went 2-for-3 with the man advantage.
Ottawa lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 38-36.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Colorado looking for another win. For Ottawa, they head on the road to face Carolina.