Purcell, Callahan lift Lightning past Senators - NBC Sports

Purcell, Callahan lift Lightning past Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop makes a save against the Ottawa Senators during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Ottawa. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
March 20, 2014, 10:50 pm

OTTAWA (AP) Teddy Purcell scored twice and Ryan Callahan had a power-play goal midway through the third period to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Valteri Filpulla and Eric Brewer also scored for the Lightning, who have won five in a row. Ben Bishop stopped 27 shots.

Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson, Ales Hemsky and Milan Michalek scored for the Senators. Robin Lehner had 23 saves while losing his sixth straight game. Ottawa is 0-3-2 in its last five.

After Callahan put the Lightning up 5-3, Michalek deflected Karlsson's shot from inside the blue line with 2:53 to go.

Ottawa then had a great chance to tie it as Callahan took a penalty with 55 seconds remaining. However, with Lehner on the bench for an extra skater - giving the Senators a two-man advantage - they were unable to beat Bishop.

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