Posted March 06, 2012 on AP on Fox

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 30: Milan Michalek #9 of the Ottawa Senators handles the puck against the Montreal Canadiens during a game at Scotiabank Place on January 30, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
Milan Michalek scored three third-period goals, helping the Ottawa Senators withstand a Tampa Bay comeback attempt and beat the Lightning 7-3 on Tuesday night. Ottawa, which took a three-goal lead early on, went up 5-3 when Michalek scored a power-play goal at 12:12 of third. The left wing added two empty-goals, including a short-handed effort with 7 seconds left to give him 32 goals this season. Tampa Bay got within 4-3 when Steven Stamkos scored his league-leading 48th goal of the season during a power play at 5:41 of the third. The center has five goals and three assists during a five-game point streak. Sergei Gonchar, Colin Greening, Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson had the other Ottawa goals. Michalek also had an assist, setting up Greening's goal with a nifty pass from behind the net. Ryan Shannon and Tim Wallace also scored for the Lightning. Teddy Purcell assisted on Stamkos' goal and has 14 assists and 20 points during a career-high 10-game point streak. Tampa Bay goalie ...
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