|Date of game: 11/29/2014
Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Ottawa
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Bishop made 26 saves and Tampa Bay scored four unanswered goals to top Ottawa, 4-1, on Saturday.
Alex Killorn scored the eventual game-winner 1:16 into the third period, and Brenden Morrow and Nikita Kucherov added insurance goals for the Lightning, who won all three games on their homestand.
Killorn and Ryan Callahan each tallied a goal and an assist for the Lightning.
David Legwand scored Ottawa's lone goal and Robin Lehner made 28 saves on 32 shots against. The Senators have lost four of their last five.
Tampa Bay's top line gave the Lightning their first lead early in the third. Anton Stralman fired a shot toward Lehner, and Killorn reached around defenseman Erik Karlsson to get his stick in position for the deflection to tally his seventh of the season.
"We've got a pretty dynamic bunch," said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. "When we're pushing the pace, we can get some things done."
Morrow scored his first of the season later in the period to give Tampa Bay some insurance. He found a soft spot in the defense right in front of Lehner and Cedric Paquette found him with a pass from behind the net.
Halfway through the period, a double-minor gave Tampa Bay a four minute power play and a chance to seal the win. A Senators turnover to Steven Stamkos gave him a great chance in the slot, but Lehner made a tough save to preserve the two-goal deficit.
With time winding down in the 5-on-4 advantage, Tyler Johnson's shot from the top of the circle was deflected by Kucherov into the top corner of the net for the 4-1 lead.
"Against good teams, you need a full 60 minutes," said Lehner.
Ottawa started the scoring with less than two minutes remaining in the first period. On its first power play, Legwand scored his third of the season when he received a pass from Karlsson at the top of the circle and wristed one through traffic past Bishop.
Callahan scored his 11th of the season early in the second period. Killorn's hard work along the boards in the defensive zone sprung Stamkos on a 2-on-1 with Callahan. Stamkos found Callahan on a pass across the slot and the latter one-timed the puck to the back of the net to tie the game.Game Notes
Victor Hedman returned after an 18-game absence with a broken finger ...
Stamkos' three-game goal streak was snapped ... Killorn owns a seven-game
point streak with five goals and three assists ... On Friday, the Lightning
traded defenseman Eric Brewer to Anaheim for a third-round draft pick ...
Tampa Bay is 14-0-0 when Callahan scores a goal since being acquired from the
New York Rangers last season ... Legwand played in his 1,000th NHL game.