TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn and Ryan Callahan each had a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night.
Tampa Bay also got goals from Brenden Morrow and Nikita Kucherov. Goalie Ben Bishop improved to 14-3-2.
David Legwand scored for the Senators, who have lost five of seven. Ottawa right wing Bobby Ryan didn’t play due to a broken finger. He was hurt in Friday night’s 3-2 loss at Florida.
Tampa Bay went ahead 2-1 on Killorn’s redirection in the low slot of Anton Stralman’s shot at 1:16 of the third. Killorn has five goals and eight points during a career-best seven-game point streak.
After Morrow scored his first goal in 25 games off a nice backhand pass from behind the net by Cedric Paquette at 8:09, Kucherov’s power-play goal made it 4-1 with 6:07 remaining.
Legwand, playing in 1,000th NHL game, opened the scoring and snapped a 17-game goal drought when he beat Bishop from the top of the right circle for a power-play goal with 1:47 left in the first.
Tampa Bay tied it at 1 when Callahan sent a shot past Robin Lehner off a pass from Steven Stamkos during a 2-on-1 5:13 into the second.
Callahan, who had an assist on Killorn’s goal, has three goals and six points in the last three games.
Both goalies made nifty glove saves during late second period power plays. Bishop stopped Clarke MacArthur’s in-close shot, while Lehner grabbed Victor Hedman’s high slot drive.
Hedman returned to the lineup after missing 18 games with a broken finger
NOTES: Ryan’s status is being evaluated. … Legwand is the 293rd NHL player to reach 1,000 games. … Stamkos has three assists and six points during a four-game point streak. … It was just the second time this season Tampa Bay has trailed after the first period. … Ottawa D Mark Borowiecki missed his second straight game with a lower body injury.
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