Posted March 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Jakob Silfverberg, Eric Gryba, Guillaume Latendresse and Daniel Alfredsson scored in a 7:01 span in the first period and the Ottawa Senators held off the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday. Alfredsson also had an empty-net goal in the final minute. Robin Lehner made 29 saves, and Marc Methot, who missed the last game because of a knee injury, and Kyle Turris each had two assists. Tyler Johnson scored twice in the third period for Tampa Bay, and Teddy Purcell made it 4-3 with 1:59 left. Mathieu Garon was yanked from the Tampa Bay goal in the first period after allowing three goals on the first 11 shots. Cedrick Desjardins was strong in relief, making 19 saves. The Senators' first-period spree started at 12:49 when Silfverberg tipped home Methot's pass after a giveaway by Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman. Gryba made it 2-0 only 1:40 later, scoring his first NHL goal off a feed from Turris. Latendresse scored with 2:59 left in the period to chase Garon, and Alfredsson made it 4-...
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