Senators Drop Seventh Straight

Lose close one to Lightning
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2007 1:26 AM CST
Tampa Bay Lightning's Vincent Lecavalier (4) punches away the puck from Ottawa Senators Daniel Alfredson (11) of Sweden during the third period of a NHL hockey game Tuesday Dec. 4, 2007 in Tampa, Fla....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A third period which saw Ottawa score two goals in the final two minutes to equalize the score proved not enough last night, as the Lightning bested the Senators 4-3 on Vaclav Prospal's goal in the ensuing shootout, the Ottawa Sun reports. The loss is Ottawa's seventh straight, a streak last rivaled during the disastrous '95-'96 campaign.

The point earned from the shootout, and inspired third, including captain Daniel Alfredsson's 17th and 18th goals of the season, took some of the sting out of the defeat. Sens coach John Paddock, after the loss, said "I was pleased with the game overall. We came out and played hard, the way we wanted to play from start to finish."