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Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) makes a save in the second period against Florida Panthers at Scotiabank Place. (Marc DesRosiers-US PRESSWIRE/US PRESSWIRE)
Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) makes a save in the second period against Florida Panthers at Scotiabank Place. (Marc DesRosiers-US PRESSWIRE/US PRESSWIRE)

Senators win fourth straight Add to ...

Nick Foligno scored the game winner with 2.5 seconds remaining in regulation Thursday night as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Florida Panthers 4-3.

Daniel Alfredsson, Stephane Da Costa and Colin Greening also scored for the Senators (5-5-0), who extended their winning streak to four games. Craig Anderson stopped 22 shots.

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Jason Garrison, StephenWeiss and Kris Versteeg scored for the Panthers (5-4-0). Jacob Markstrom stopped 34 shots.

The Panthers opened the scoring at the four-minute mark of the first period as Garrison beat Anderson with a quick-wrist shot. The Senators have given up the first goal in seven out of 10 games this season.

Alfredsson tied the game early at 5:27 of the second period, scoring on a delayed penalty call.

Florida regained the lead just over one minute later on Weiss's fourth goal of the year.

Ottawa tied the game at 14:14 of the second as Erik Condra fed Da Costa who had just come out of the penalty box and beat Markstrom high stick side.

The Senators created a number of chances in the third, but couldn't find a way to get beat Markstrom until Greening beat him from the slot through the legs to give Ottawa its first lead of the game at 17:53.

It was once again short-lived as Versteeg tied the game with less than one minute remaining.

Foligno then rescued the game with his winning goal. It's the second time in the last three games the Seantors have won by scoring in the dying seconds of regulation.

Milan Michalek scored with 4.7 seconds left in the Senators' 4-3 win over Columbus on Saturday.

Notes: The Senators were without C Peter Regin (shoulder, 6-8 weeks), D Matt Carkner (knee, indefinitely) and RW Bobby Butler (groin, indefinitely). D Brian Lee was a healthy scratch. Florida rookie D Erik Gudbranson was told he would be staying with the team for the season. The Panthers were without LW Sean Bergenheim (abdomen), RW Mikael Samuelsson (undisclosed), C Quinton Howden (undisclosed), G Scott Clemmensen (knee, one month). D Keaton Ellerby was a healthy scratch.

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