Panthers Beat Senators in High-Scoring Affair

The Panthers beat the Senators on Tuesday in a game that featured eleven combined goals

The Florida Panthers outscored the Ottawa Senators 6-5 on Tuesday at BB&T Center.

Florida scored early when Michael Matheson found the back of the net for the fourth time this season. The first period goal came with assists from Nick Bjugstad and Alex Petrovic.

After Ottawa tied the game at one, it was Mark Pysyk that put Florida back on top with his second goal of the season. Assisting Pysyk with the go-ahead score were Derek MacKenzie and Michael Sgarbossa.

The Senators would post the next two scores to take a two-goal lead during the second period. Colton Sceviour cut the deficit in half when he scored for the sixth time this season. Picking up assists on the second period goal were Jason Demers and Gregg McKegg.

Florida would tie the game at four later in the second period on Michael Matheson's fifth goal of the season. Sgarbossa was credited with his second assist of the contest for this score.

Jonathan Marchessault's 15th goal of the season turned out to be the eventual game-winner. The goal was scored at the 13:57 mark of the third period and it was unassisted.

Jason Demers would add an empty net goal towards the end of regulation to pad the lead. The goal was the ninth of the season for Demers and was unassisted.

In the net for Florida was Roberto Luongo and he was kept busy all evening long. Luongo ended up with 36 saves in his 41 chances.

Next up for Florida is a home game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

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