Senators beat Lightning 5-3

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Smith made it 3-1 as he grabbed a loose puck at the side of the net, moved in front and put a shot off the crossbar that bounced off Lindback and in. Turris then picked up his 18th late in the period as Ryan fought off Victor Hedman and left the puck back for Turris who buried it.

Ryan made it 5-1 early in the third as he picked up his team-leading 20th of the season. It was his first goal in six games.

“You hope there’ll be a domino effect (from the goal) and I can move forward with it,” Ryan said.

Johnson made it 5-2 scoring a short-handed goal late in the third.

Tampa pulled Lindback with over three minutes remaining in regulation and made the most of the man advantage as Hedman made it 5-3. The Lightning made the final minutes exciting as they kept Lindback on the bench, but were unable to complete the comeback.

“I thought we battled really hard in the last few minutes,” Martin St. Louis said. “I guess the desperation came in too late I guess.”

In addition to losing Bishop, the Lightning also lost leading scorer Valterri Filpulla early in the second. Filpulla returned briefly, but then left the game with a lower body injury.

Cooper had no update on Filpulla and said he would be re-evaluated Friday.

Notes: Michalek picked up his 200th career NHL assist on Ottawa’s second goal. D Chris Phillips missed his second straight game with a lower body injury. … D Joe Corvo and LW Matt Kassian were healthy scratches for Ottawa. … D Keith Aulie and C Tom Pyatt were healthy scratches for the Lightning. … With an assist on the Lightning's third goal St. Louis, with 965 career points, moved into a tie with Maurice Richard for 85th place in the NHL’s all-time scoring leaders. It was also St. Louis’ 600th NHL assist.

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