NHL Game Night 12/4: Senators at Lightning

They made that way harder than it had to be.

OTT-3
TB-4 (SO)

Johan Holmqvist stopped 26 of 29 shots faced before stopping 3 of 4 shooters in penalty shots for the shootout win.

First Period
Tampa Bay 3:43, Mathieu Darche 4 (Jan Hlavac)
Tampa Bay 11:34, Chris Gratton 4 (Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
Ottawa 7:05, Daniel Alfredsson 18 (Joe Corvo, Jason Spezza)
Tampa Bay 9:08, Filip Kuba 3 (Martin St. Louis, Vaclav Prospal)
Ottawa 18:03, Daniel Alfredsson 19 (Dany Heatley, Christoph Schubert)
Ottawa 18:39, Wade Redden 4 (Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
OTT-Heatley
TB-Richards, Prospal

The Lightning carried a 2 goal lead into the final 2 minutes of the game before collapsing to allow Ottawa to steal a point.

Mathieu Darche had a goal in 16:44 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots on goal, and 3 hits.

Mike Lundin was even in 13:29 with 2 penalty minutes.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.