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Lightning 6, Senators 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Lightning 6, Senators 4
Ottawa Senators 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 6
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Malone
1st
Ryan Malone
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:38
Sami Salo
2nd
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 5TOI: 21:28
Kyle Turris
3rd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:29

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning had another impressive final period.

Ryan Malone scored a pair of third-period goals as the Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 6-4 on Friday night.

Malone deflected Sami Salo's blue-line slap shot at 3:39 of the third that pulled the Lightning even at 4. Tampa Bay, which has outscored opponents 11-1 in the third this season, took a 5-4 lead when the left wing scored from the low left-circle with 7:02 to play.

"We go back to the game plan of just playing simple hockey," Malone said.

Tom Pyatt extended the lead to 6-4 with a late empty-net goal.

"They're character guys, and they like a great challenge," Lightning coach Guy Boucher said.

Matt Carle, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, who started a five-game homestand. Stamkos added two assists, giving him six assists and eight points this year.

Ottawa, which had a season-opening three-game winning streak end, got goals from Erik Condra, Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson and Kyle Turris. Daniel Alfredsson, with two assists, has 45 assists and 68 points in 57 games against Tampa Bay.

"We weren't very good or consistent from start to finish, although we did have the lead twice at two goals," Senators coach Paul MacLean said. "The other team flat outplayed us."

The teams combined for five goals over the final 5 1/2 minutes of the second.

After Spezza scored from the left circle on a 4-on-3 power at 14:30 of the second, Karlsson gave the Senators a 3-1 advantage 15 seconds later during a 4-on-4.

Spezza has 19 goals and 42 points over 31 games against the Lightning.

Stamkos followed with his goal 15 seconds after Karlsson scored with both teams still short-handed one skater, but Ottawa regained a two-goal lead when Turris got his fourth goal this season at 17:30.

Hedman then cut the deficit to 4-3 with 1:50 left in the second.

"We let them back in it, and that's the frustrating part," Senators right Chris Neil said.

Unlike the strong third periods, the Lightning have been outscored 10-3 during the second.

"We don't play 200 feet of hockey," Boucher said of his team's middle-period play. "Our attitude is going to change."

Ottawa had not allowed a goal during the second and third in its previous three games this year.

"I didn't particularly like anybody today," MacLean said of his team. "I don't think there's any individuals that were better or worse than others."

Carle stopped a personal 57-game goal drought to put the Lightning up 1-0 during a power play 69 seconds into the game.

Condra scored his first goal in 16 games on a breakaway at 4:11 of the second.

Lightning rookie Cory Conacher had two assists and has a point in all four games (five assists, seven points) this season.

Notes: Tampa Bay C Vincent Lecavalier was honored before the game for playing in his 1,000th NHL game at the New York Islanders last Monday. Lecavalier, who received several gifts including an engraved silver stick, is the 280th player in league history to reach the milestone. ... It was a battle of tall goalies: Ottawa's Ben Bishop is 6-foot-7, while Tampa Bay's Anders Lindback is 6-6. ... Salo tied a team record by going plus-5 in the game.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:09
TBL
PPG - Matthew Carle (1) ASST: Cory Conacher (4), Marc-Andre Bergeron (1)
1 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
04:11
OTT
Erik Condra (1) ASST: Chris Neil (1), Sergei Gonchar (2)
1 - 1 Tie
14:30
OTT
PPG - Jason Spezza (2) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (2), Sergei Gonchar (3)
2 - 1 OTT
14:45
OTT
Erik Karlsson (3) ASST: Milan Michalek (3), Kyle Turris (1)
3 - 1 OTT
15:00
TBL
Steven Stamkos (2) ASST: Sami Salo (2), Martin St. Louis (3)
3 - 2 OTT
17:30
OTT
Kyle Turris (4) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (3), Kaspars Daugavins (1)
4 - 2 OTT
18:10
TBL
Victor Hedman (1) ASST: Steven Stamkos (5), Martin St. Louis (4)
4 - 3 OTT
3rd Period
03:39
TBL
Ryan Malone (2) ASST: Sami Salo (3), Cory Conacher (5)
4 - 4 Tie
12:58
TBL
Ryan Malone (3) ASST: Vincent Lecavalier (4), Victor Hedman (1)
5 - 4 TBL
19:18
TBL
EN - Tom Pyatt (2) ASST: Steven Stamkos (6)
6 - 4 TBL
penalty summary
1st Period
00:35
OTT
Milan Michalek  Hooking against  B.J. Crombeen
03:53
OTT
Peter Regin  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
12:09
OTT
Chris Phillips  Interference against  Ryan Malone
15:09
OTT
Erik Karlsson  Interference against  Benoit Pouliot
18:10
TBL
B.J. Crombeen  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Neil
18:10
OTT
Chris Neil  Fighting (maj) against  B.J. Crombeen
2nd Period
12:56
TBL
Teddy Purcell  Hooking against  Chris Neil
13:37
OTT
Chris Neil  Interference against  Victor Hedman
14:20
TBL
Brian Lee  Elbowing against  Peter Regin
3rd Period
03:52
TBL
Keith Aulie  Interference against  Chris Neil
19:50
TBL
Keith Aulie  Roughing against  Erik Condra
19:50
TBL
Keith Aulie  Roughing against  Erik Condra
19:50
TBL
Keith Aulie  Misconduct (10 min)
19:50
TBL
Adam Hall  Misconduct (10 min)
19:50
OTT
Mark Borowiecki  Roughing against  Adam Hall
19:50
OTT
Erik Condra  Roughing against  Keith Aulie
19:50
TBL
Adam Hall  Roughing against  Erik Condra
19:50
OTT
Mark Borowiecki  Misconduct (10 min)
goalie stats
Ben Bishop
SA: 30TOI: 59:44
Saves: 25EV: 22 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .833SH: 0 - 0
Anders Lindback
Anders Lindback
2-1-0
SA: 36TOI: 59:56
Saves: 32EV: 27 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .889SH: 1 - 1