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Ottawa Falls 5-4 to Lightning - Recap

Ottawa Falls 5-4 to Lightning - Recap

Tampa Bay earned a 5-4 victory over Ottawa behind a 2-goal performance from Teddy Purcell on Thursday at Canadian Tire Centre.

The Lightning were a -111 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Teddy Purcell (2), Eric Brewer, Valtteri Filppula, and Ryan Callahan each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Purcell opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 0:23 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Victor Hedman and Tyler Johnson.

Ben Bishop stopped 27 of 31 Ottawa shots in the victory.

Ottawa got goals from Ales Hemsky, Milan Michalek, Clarke MacArthur, and Erik Karlsson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Robin Lehner stopped 23 of 28 shots for the Senators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 2-for-6, while the Senators were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Ottawa outshot Tampa Bay 31-28 in the game.

Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Penguins. The Senators will aim to get back on the winning track at Dallas.