The Senators started out on the penalty kill, and very effectively ended the Panthers power play without incident.
A scary moment for both teams happened when Keaton Ellerby and Mike Foligno got tangled up behind the net and crashed to the ice in a flurry of limbs. Although it looked as if there was nobody specifically at fault, Foligno was assessed a five minute charging penalty and a game misconduct for the incident.
The Panthers took until three minutes into the ensuing power play to make an impact when recent callup Michal Repik scored his first goal of the season with assists by Kris Versteeg and Tomas Fleischmann. On five-minute major penalties, the power play continues even when the beneficiary of the man advantage scores a goal. The Panthers, however, were unable to take the lead.
Florida was crashing the net hard for most of the period, but Anderson posts historically good numbers against his former team. He is also fourth on the Cats all-time list for shutouts, with five. This is in only 53 games for the Panthers.
The teams have skated to a tie after two periods.
Hits: Senators, 15-9
Blocked Shots: Senators, 12-11
Faceoffs: Senators, 21-18 (Santorelli is one-for-seven)
Shots On Goal: Panthers, 26-14
Score: Panthers 1, Senators 1