Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/6/12
Ottawa_senators_v_52e7

All-Star Milan Michalek netted a natural hat trick and added an assist as the Ottawa Senators skated to a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Michalek scored two empty net goals late in the game for his second career hat trick and help the Senators snap a two-game slide.

Lightning goaltender Mathieu Garon was injured while making a save early in the first period and was forced to leave the game with a lower-body injury. Dwayne Roloson came on in relief and the Senators jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on goals from Sergei Gonchar, Colin Greening and Kyle Turris.

After the Lightning cut the lead to 3-2 courtesy of goals from former Senator Ryan Shannon and Tim Wallace, Erik Karlsson converted on the power play for Ottawa to make it 4-2 late in the second period. Karlsson leads all NHL defensemen with 67 points.

Steven Stamkos netted his league-leading 48th goal in the third period to pull Tampa Bay within a goal, but Michalek restored the two-goal lead for the Senators.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Clippers set new low bar for NBA playoff futility

LaVar Ball says he had no role in firing of sons' HS coach

Manziel not planning bachelor party, focused on NFL comeback

Bills owner struggles to answer question about competency

Olynk cracks funny joke about Thomas' missing tooth

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NFL exec: Bears GM Ryan Pace 'just got fired with this draft'

John Elway consulted Jim Kelly before drafting nephew Chad

McCloughan a possible candidate for Bills' GM vacancy?

Rockies-Diamondbacks game included a broken-bat homer and the longest homer of 2017

Report: Texans wouldn’t take Jay Cutler’s calls

Albert Pujols mocks Rangers pitcher after beef

Getaway Day: The Nationals may be a bonafide powerhouse

NBA playoffs: Rivalries to rematches, stories to follow in the second round

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

Box Score 4/28: NFL Draft gets younger every year

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Getaway Day: Nats may be a bonafide powerhouse

NBA playoffs: Rivalries to rematches, stories to follow in the second round

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker