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Florida vs Ottawa Wrap - Ottawa Wins 5-1

Ottawa cruised to victory on Wednesday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Panthers at Scotiabank Place.

Bettors who backed the Senators were rewarded as +105 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Ottawa got goals from Bobby Butler (2), Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek, and Ryan Shannon in the victory. Butler opened the scoring at 11:13 of the first period.

Craig Anderson turned in a 23-save effort for the Senators.

Chris Higgins scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Craig Anderson.

Scott Clemmensen stopped 29 of 34 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Ottawa went 1-for-6, while the Panthers were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Ottawa by a margin of 34-24.

Ottawa looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sabres. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track at Atlanta.