NHL Game Night 1/5: Lightning at Senators

And the Lightning decide to try their hand at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...

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Johan Holmqvist actually had a decent game, right up until he allowed Ottawa's winner on a bad angle 5-hole softie. He ended up getting the overtime loss allowing 4 goals on 27 shots.

First Period
Tampa Bay 5:43, Martin St. Louis 16 (Vaclav Prospal, Vincent Lecavalier)
Tampa Bay 11:17, Vincent Lecavalier 28 (Paul Ranger, Martin St. Louis)
Ottawa 19:21, Randy Robitaille 5 (Mike Fisher, Wade Redden)

Second Period
Tampa Bay 3:38, Jan Hlavac 6 (Jason Ward, Brad Richards)
Ottawa 16:07, Randy Robitaille 6 (Chris Neil)

Third Period
Ottawa 4:26, Dany Heatley 25 (Jason Spezza)

Overtime
Ottawa 3:17, Mike Fisher 15 (Daniel Alfredsson, Anton Volchenkov)

Mathieu Darche was -2 in 10:24 with 3 hits and 1 blocked shot.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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Yikes.

With the first overall selection in the 2008 draft, the Lightning select Steven Stamkos.

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