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Bishop, Lightning defeat Senators

Tampa Bay goalie is undefeated in regulation against former team

by Chris Stevenson / Correspondent

Bishop keeps Lightning in front

TBL@OTT: Bishop denies Smith with great save

3/3/16: Ben Bishop denies Zack Smith's tip-in attempt to keep the Senators from scoring on the power play in the 2nd period

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OTTAWA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning won their eighth game in a row with a 4-1 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.

Cedric Paquette, Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos scored, and Ben Bishop made 33 saves for the Lightning (38-22-4), who finished a four-game road trip.

Bishop, who was acquired by the Lightning from the Senators in April 2013, is 9-0-3 against his former team.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: TB @ OTT - 5:25 of the First Period

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Situation Room: TBL vs. OTT

Situation Room: Stralman's goal overturned

3/3/16: The Senators challenge Anton Stralman's goal in the 1st period and the call is overturned due to goaltender interference

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At 5:25 of the first period in the Lightning/Senators game, Ottawa requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Erik Condra interfered with goaltender Andrew Hammond before the puck entered the net.

The Referee determined that Condra interfered with Hammond before the puck crossed the goal line. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Referee, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that the goal should have been disallowed due to 'Interference on the Goalkeeper,' as described in Rules 69.1, 69.3 and 69.4."

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game preview

Lightning look to make it eight straight

Tampa Bay puts win streak on line; Gomez debuts for Ottawa

by Chris Stevenson / Correspondent

LIGHTNING (37-22-4) at SENATORS (30-27-7)

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET; SUN, RDS, TSN5, NHL.TV

OTTAWA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to win their eighth game in a row when they play the Ottawa Senators on Thursday at Canadian Tire Centre.
Ben Bishop, who has an 8-0-3 record and a 2.13 goals-against average against his former team, will start in goal for the Lightning, who are finishing up a four-game road trip.

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