Ottawa 4, Tampa Bay 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 29-22-6-2 15-11-2-1 14-11-4-1 W1
Tampa Bay 24-26-3-3 15-9-1-1 9-17-2-2 L2

Recap


Jason Spezza recorded a hat trick and Craig Anderson made 28 saves for his 18th career shutout as the visiting Ottawa Senators defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Tuesday.
 
Spezza, who has four career hat tricks, also added an assist to give him five goals and five assists in the last four games.
 
Anderson has been in net for the Senators in all three games against Tampa Bay this season - all victories, allowing only three goals to up his record to 6-1-2 lifetime against the Lightning with three shutouts.
 
Defenseman Erik Karlsson scored the first goal with a high wrist shot from the right point 1:04 into the game and added an assist. Bobby Butler registered a pair of assists for Ottawa, which won for only the second time in 10 games.
 
Ottawa extended its lead to 2-0 with 3:38 remaining in the second period as Spezza’s shot on the power play eluded Lightning goaltender Mathieu Garon with Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson hovering over him.
 
Spezza scored at 12:37 of the third off a pass from Butler. Garon had stopped Kyle Turris on a penalty shot 1:01 earlier. Spezza added an empty-netter.
 
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman attended the game.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Tampa Bay
Jason Spezza 4 Points N/A
Jason Spezza 3 Goals N/A
Bobby Butler 2 Assists N/A
Jason Spezza 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson 1.000 Save Percentage Mathieu Garon .885
Craig Anderson 28 Saves Mathieu Garon 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 27 4 1-2 2-2 4 28
Tampa Bay 28 0 0-2 1-2 4 30

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against San Jose . The Lightning have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play their next game on the road against Florida . The Senators have a W/L % of .586 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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