Hoffman scores twice, Senators win 7-4 to stop Lightning run

Ottawa Senators left wing Magnus Paajarvi, (56) of Sweden, celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL

Ottawa Senators left wing Magnus Paajarvi, (56) of Sweden, celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL

Ottawa Senators left wing Max McCormick (89) connects with a punch as he fights Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Adam Erne (73) during the first period o

Ottawa Senators left wing Max McCormick (89) connects with a punch as he fights Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Adam Erne (73) during the first period o

Ottawa Senators left wing Mike Hoffman, second from left, celebrates with defenseman Erik Karlsson, of Sweden, right, defenseman Thomas Chabot, second

Ottawa Senators left wing Mike Hoffman, second from left, celebrates with defenseman Erik Karlsson, of Sweden, right, defenseman Thomas Chabot, second

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Peter Budaj, (31) of Slovakia, makes a save on shot by the Ottawa Senators during the third period of an NHL hockey gam

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Peter Budaj, (31) of Slovakia, makes a save on shot by the Ottawa Senators during the third period of an NHL hockey gam

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Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) makes a save on a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center J.T. Miller (10) during the second period of an NHL ho

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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Adam Erne (73) crashes into Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tu

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Tampa Bay Lightning center J.T. Miller (10) fires the puck past Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) for a goal during the second period of an N

Ottawa Senators right wing Marian Gaborik, of Slovakia, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with defenseman Erik Karlsson, of Sweden,

Ottawa Senators right wing Marian Gaborik, of Slovakia, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with defenseman Erik Karlsson, of Sweden,

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, (65) of Sweden, celebrates with the bench after his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second p

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, (65) of Sweden, celebrates with the bench after his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second p

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, (88) of Russia, stops a shot by Ottawa Senators left wing Tom Pyatt (10) during the first period of

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, (88) of Russia, stops a shot by Ottawa Senators left wing Tom Pyatt (10) during the first period of

Country entertainer Lee Greenwood salutes after singing the National Anthem before an NHL hockey game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa S

Country entertainer Lee Greenwood salutes after singing the National Anthem before an NHL hockey game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa S

Ottawa Senators left wing Tom Pyatt (10) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with defenseman Cody Ceci (5) during the first period of

Ottawa Senators left wing Tom Pyatt (10) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with defenseman Cody Ceci (5) during the first period of

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, (88) of Russia, reacts after giving up a goal to Ottawa Senators left wing Tom Pyatt during the fir

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, (88) of Russia, reacts after giving up a goal to Ottawa Senators left wing Tom Pyatt during the fir

Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) makes a save on a deflection by Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the first period of

Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon (1) makes a save on a deflection by Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the first period of

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored two goals and six other Ottawa players had multipoint games as the Senators beat Tampa Bay 7-4 on Tuesday night, ending the Lightning's 10-game streak without a regulation loss.

One night earlier, the struggling Senators halted Florida's eight-game home winning streak.

Tom Pyatt, Erik Karlsson, Ryan Dzingel and Marian Gaborik each had a goal and an assist for the Senators. Magnus Paajarvi also scored, and Mike Condon finished with 42 saves

Tampa Bay, sitting atop the NHL standings with 100 points, hadn't lost in regulation since Feb. 17. But the Lightning's lead over Boston in the Atlantic Division was trimmed to four points after the Bruins rallied past Carolina.

The defeat also spoiled the first career hat trick for J.T. Miller, who has five goals in seven games for Tampa Bay since being acquired from the New York Rangers at the Feb. 26 trade deadline. Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos each had three assists.

Miller opened the scoring 4:19 into the game, but Ottawa roared back with three goals to close the period as Paajarvi scored his seventh of the season, Dzingel notched his 20th while on the power play and Pyatt tipped in Cody Ceci's shot at 11:24.

Miller scored his second of the game on the power play 2:03 into the second period to cut the margin to 3-2, but the Senators answered that with goals by Hoffman — who also got his 20th of the season — and Gaborik to grab a 5-3 lead at 13:44.

After Miller completed his hat trick, tipping in Stamkos' pass through the crease at 16:26 for his second power-play goal of the night, Ottawa once again quickly answered when Karlsson's cross-ice pass attempt hit the skate of Chris Kunitz and was redirected into the net at 18:30.

Hoffman and Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh, also obtained from the Rangers on Feb. 26, scored in the third.

NOTES: Tampa Bay activated G Peter Budaj off injured reserve. Budaj saw his first action since Dec. 27, entering in relief of Andrei Vasilevskiy for the third period. ... Lightning G Louis Domingue was reassigned to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. ... Ottawa RW Alex Burrows appeared in his 900th NHL game. ... Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman got his 100th career power-play point. ... Kucherov became the fifth player in franchise history to reach 90 points in a season, joining Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, Stamkos and Brad Richards.

UP NEXT

Lightning: Host the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

Senators: Host the Dallas Stars on Friday.

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