Greening Gets Go-Ahead Goal, Senators Top Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Greening scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Craig Anderson stopped 30 shots, leading the Ottawa Senators over the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Bobby Ryan, Erik Condra and Joe Corvo also scored for the Senators.
Jonathan Huberdeau and Brian Campbell scored goals for Florida and Tim Thomas stopped 41 shots.
Ottawa won for the 13th time in its last 15 games against the Panthers. Florida remains winless in the Atlantic Division (0-6-1) this season.
The Senators broke a 2-all tie with a fortunate bounce on a power play. Corvo took a shot from above the right circle and the puck bounced off Greening’s leg and over Thomas’ shoulder and into the net with 43 seconds left in the middle period.
Ottawa stretched its lead to 4-2 in the third on Ryan’s goal.
Jared Cowen’s pass got by three Panthers players and found Ryan’s stick in front. He pushed the puck past Thomas at 11:52.
The Panthers have given up at least one power play goal in each of their last six games.
Trailing 2-0 halfway through the first, the Senators scored twice in the period to tie it. They closed to 2-1 on Corvo’s goal. His wrist shot from the point got past Thomas on the stick side at 10:58.
Condra scored with 1:15 left in the first to tie the game at 2 when he poked in the puck from in front on pass by Jason Spezza from behind the net.
The Panthers made the most of a 5-on-3 power play in the first, scoring two goals. Tomas Fleischmann’s shot from the point was blocked, but Huberdeau was near the crease and swept in the rebound to make it 1-0 at 6:44. Fleischmann broke a nine-game pointless streak with the assist.
Later in the power play, Campbell made it 2-0 after his slap shot from the left circle went over Anderson’s shoulder and into the net at 8:22.
This was the first time the Panthers scored two power play goals in a game since the home opener, a 6-3 win over Pittsburgh on Oct. 11.
NOTES: Senators D Marc Methot returned to the lineup after missing one game with the flu. … Senators D Chris Phillips played in his 1,100th NHL game. … Panthers D Dmitry Kulikov, a former first-round draft pick in 2009, was a healthy scratch. … Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel was in attendance. The Jets play the Panthers on Thursday.
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