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Lightning And Senators Scoreless After First Period

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators are scoreless after the first period and both goalies have stood tall in net.

Both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators had anything but a lack of scoring opportunities in the first period. However, the Lightning lead so far with missed opportunities.

The Lightning killed off two penalties, including an elbowing call on Brett Connolly, who got a shot to the head from Chris Neil. No surprise there though, when do the Lightning ever draw calls on the Senators' bad boy?

Both goaltenders were sharp in the first period, making big saves to keep this a scoreless game. Dwayne Roloson had 14 saves in the first period and Craig Anderson has nine.

Vincent Lecavlier did what he could to keep the Senators off the scoresheet by having some impressive defensive plays in the first period. Lecavalier stole the puck twice in front of the Lightning's own net.

The amount of missed opportunities in the last few games is quite surprising for the Lightning and has been a reason for not winning games. Yes, the Lightning found their legs later in first period, but they need to start shooting at EVERYTHING and need to generate more scoring chances to avoid a fourth consecutive loss.

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