Tampa Bay Lightning Use Three Goal Third Period to Beat Ottawa Senators


Nov 29, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) passes the puck as Ottawa Senators defenseman Patrick Wiercioch (46) attempts to defend during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Killorn scored the game-winner as the Tampa Bay Lightning used three third period goals to beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1.

Killorn broke a 1-1 tie 1:16 into the third when he redirected Anton Stralman’s point shot past Senators (10-9-4) goalie Robin Lehner.

Brendan Morrow gave the Lightning (16-6-2) an insurance goal 6:53 later as he tapped home Cedric Paquette’s pass from behind the net after a great forecheck for his first goal in a Tampa Bay jersey.

Nikitia Kucherov sealed the win for the Bolts on the power play with 6:07 left when he tipped Tyler Johnson’s pass by Lehner.

Ben Bishop made 26 saves while Lehner stopped 28 shots.

Ottawa had taken a 1-0 lead with 1:47 left in the first when David Legwad ripped a wrister past Bishop.

The Bolts tied it in the second as Ryan Callahan scored his 11th goal of the season after Steven Stamkos forced a turnover and fed Callahan with a cross-ice feed.

Defenceman Victor Hedman made his return to the Lightning lineup after missing the last 18 games with a fractured finger. The Swede was plus-2 in 19:55 of ice time.

The Lightning open a brief two-game road trip Monday when they face the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.