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Ottawa Senators left wing Nick Folign, centre, congratulates Zack Smith, left, on his goal and Daniel Alfredsson on his assist. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)
Ottawa Senators left wing Nick Folign, centre, congratulates Zack Smith, left, on his goal and Daniel Alfredsson on his assist. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Senators 4, Lightning 1

Anderson solid, Turris buries first as a Sen in victory over Lightning Add to ...

Craig Anderson made 35 saves and Kyle Turris scored his first goal in an Ottawa uniform Thursday as the Senators defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1.

Daniel Alfredsson scored into an empty net and added two assists, while Jason Spezza and Zach Smith had the other goals for Ottawa (21-15-5). Turris also picked up an assist.

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Steven Stamkos scored his league-leading 28th of the season for Tampa Bay (17-19-3), which got 20 saves from Dwayne Roloson.

The Senators have won four straight, while the Lightning have lost two games in a row.

Anderson kept Ottawa in the game as the desperate Tampa Bay squad seemed to come in waves at times, especially in the second period when the Lightning held a 16-8 shot advantage.

Turris made it 2-0 for Ottawa at 17:07 of the second period on a neat deflection off a pass from Alfredsson.

Stamkos scored off a scramble at 8:48 of the third to make it 2-1, but Smith put the game out of reach with a bullet slapshot off another Alfredsson feed at 16:34.

The Senators captain then iced the game with an empty-net goal at 19:07.

Spezza opened the scoring at 10:36 of the first on shot that squeaked through Roloson.

The win capped off a big day for Ottawa, which learned earlier that Spezza, Alfredsson, winger Milan Michalek and defenceman Erik Karlsson had been voted in by fans to start the all-star game.

The game will be played at Scotiabank Place on Jan. 29.

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