Ottawa 4, Tamba Bay 2

Ottawa snapped its two-game losing streak with a win over Tampa.  The game was not exciting (even less dynamic than the game against Washington), but the Sens enjoyed yet another third period comeback.  The third line was the strongest on the team and Paul MacLean went with essentially four defenseman.  For the box score go here link.  A look at the goals:
1. Tampa, Gervais
A seeing-eye shot through a crowd
2. Smith (Cowen, Daugavins)
A great tip by Smith off the Cowen point shot
3. Tampa, St. Louis
Karlsson turned the puck over at the blueline and Stamkos gave St. Louis a one-on-one with Anderson
4. Alfredsson (Spezza, Anderson)
A blast from the top of the circle eludes Roloson
5. Foligno (Alfredsson, Winchester)
Converts the Alfredsson rebound from behind the net
6. Smith (Gonchar, Phillips)
Sent in on a mini-breakaway by Gonchar, Smith makes no mistake

Top-performers:
Zack Smith – scored twice and played a great all-around game
Jared Cowen – dominant defensively and picked up an assist
Daniel Alfredsson – he wasn’t always noticeable, but scored the tying goal and assisted on the winner
Jesse Winchester – a solid game defensively and started the play on the game-winning goal

Players who struggled:
Jason Spezza – lead forwards in turnovers and was generally invisible
Bobby Butler – given another chance on the first line and continued to be invisible

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