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Mike Angelidis scores 1st NHL goal in nearly 4 years, Lightning beat Senators 5-2

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TAMPA, Fla. - Mike Angelidis scored his first NHL goal in almost four years and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Sunday.

The Lightning also got a pair of goals from Steven Stamkos, including one of two late empty-netters. Nikita Nesterov and Alex Killorn had the other Tampa Bay goals.

Zack Smith and Erik Karlsson scored for the Senators, who have lost six of their last seven road games.

Angelidis, playing in his second NHL game this season and 12th overall, made it 3-1 at 2:45 of the second period when he beat Andrew Hammond during a goalmouth scramble. It was the second career goal for Angelidis, with the other coming against Columbus on Jan. 24, 2012.

The goal was upheld after a coach's challenge for goalie interference by Ottawa's Dave Cameron.

Both teams had a goal during Tampa Bay's 3-minute power play stemming from a 5-minute interference call on Mark Borowiecki for a hit on Brian Boyle 1:40 into the game.

Boyle's head hit the glass and he also cut his nose. He left the game and didn't return.

Borowiecki also received a game misconduct.

After Smith scored the Senators' eighth short-handed goal this season at 4:20, Nesterov tied it at 1 on his first goal in 15 games 63 seconds later.

Stamkos, who stopped a 10-game goal drought in Friday's 5-3 loss at Washington, made it 2-1 at 7:16 of the first while Smith was off for tripping.

Hammond, playing in his second game since returning from a mid-November injury, stopped Valtteri Filppula's backhander on a penalty shot midway through the third.

Karlsson pulled Ottawa to 3-2 on a shot from the blue line that got past goalie Ben Bishop just after a power play ended with 5:32 left in the second.

Killorn and Stamkos had the empty-net goals.

NOTES: Ottawa RW Bobby Ryan (hand) and D Cody Ceci (upper body) both left with injuries. ... The Lightning played without a number of injured players, including C Tyler Johnson, LW Ondrej Palat, C Cedric Paquette, RW J.T. Brown and LW Jonathan Drouin. ... Smith has two short-handed goals this season. ... Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman assisted on Nesterov's goal for his 200th NHL point. ... C Tanner Richard, recalled by Tampa Bay from Syracuse of the AHL, didn't play.

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