Ottawa coach Paul MacLean was happy with the effort of his Senators.
Jason Spezza had three goals and an assist, Craig Anderson made 28 saves, and Ottawa beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Tuesday night.
''I think we played a pretty consistent game from start to finish,'' MacLean said. ''Craig Anderson played real well for us, and I thought our team handled the momentum shifts and responded real well. The Spezza line, obviously the big line in getting the goals.''
Spezza made it 2-0 during a power play at 16:32 of the second. The center extended the lead to 3-0 on an in-close goal with 7:23 left in the third, and then completed the hat trick on an empty-net goal.
It was Spezza's fourth career three-goal game, and first since March 20, 2010, at Dallas. In 29 games against Tampa Bay, he has 18 goals and 41 points.
''I think it's the challenge of playing (Steven) Stamkos, (Vincent) Lecavalier, (Martin) St. Louis, you have to be on your game playing against those guys,'' Spezza sa...