Jason Spezza sealed the game with the only goal in shootouts, Robin Lehner with a good performance had 35 saves and the Ottawa Senators have won their first game since March 8th.
In a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday night, Erik Karlsson stole the show with three points.
The Swede managed toput one behind his old teammate Ben Bishop. This was his 20th goal of the season and reached a milestone for goals scored by a defenseman for the Ottawa Senators.
Nikita Kutcherov tied the game up in first period.
Spezza and Kyle Turris gave the Sens back the lead in the second period. Within 44 seconds, Ottawa gave themselves a two goal lead.
The Lightning hadn’t said their last words.
Viktor Hedman and Steven Stamkos each scored for their team on a power play goal to force both teams to go to overtime.
Chris Phillips leaves the game
After Bobby Ryan Saturday, the Senators have lost another piece.
In the first period, Chris Phillips injured himself after receiving a dangerous hit by Ryan Malone behind his own net before leaving to the locker rooms and never returning back.
The veteran defenseman had his back turned to the play at that moment. His head hit the boards heavily.
Phillips was said to have an upper body injury, but he could have suffered a concussion. We should know a bit more on the injury in the next few hours.
The Senators will try to win a second consecutive game Tuesday as they will play their second road trip game in Florida.
The Panthers will host the Canadian team Tuesday night in Sunrise.
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