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Karlsson, Sens top Panthers

Mar 11, 2011 - 8:38 AM
Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Erik Karlsson tallied twice late in the third period as Ottawa got by Florida, 2-1, at BankAtlantic Center.

Craig Anderson stopped 33-of-34 shots for the Senators, who have won three of four.

Clay Wilson provided the sole offense for the Panthers, losers in six of their last seven outings.

Tomas Vokoun took the loss despite making 37 saves.

"It was a bad hockey game, both ways," said Panthers head coach Peter DeBoer. "The goalies were the two bright spots on the ice, I think. We looked like we could play for weeks and not score a goal at some points."

Karlsson finally snapped the scoreless deadlock with 8:48 left in regulation and hit the net again, this time on a power play with 5:10 left to give Ottawa a two-goal cushion.

"It was a tight game, both goalies played well," Karlsson said. "We just stuck in there and finally got a [garbage] goal. The first one just rolled in under his arm, I think."

Wilson potted his own rebound from in front to get Florida on the board with 4:13 to play, but the home team couldn't cash in with an extra skater for the final 1:23.

In 40 minutes of scoreless action, Vokoun stopped 26 shots and Anderson halted 18.

Game Notes

This was Karlsson's second multi-goal effort this season, following a two-goal game December 26 against Pittsburgh...Ottawa has won all three meetings this season and six of the last seven...Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar picked up his 500th career assist on Karlsson's second score...Anderson tended goal for Florida from 2006-09, going 24-14-7 with five shutouts in 53 games.