SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Craig Anderson allowed only a first-period goal and stopped 25 shots Thursday in carrying Ottawa to a 3-1 triumph over Florida.
Anderson has faced the Panthers 10 times and has won nine of those games. The only goal he allowed came on the power play from Tomas Fleischmann 8:24 into the game.
Anderson protected the one-goal lead until Jason Spezza recorded an empty-net goal with 1:16 remaining..
Ottawa has begun a season with three straight wins for the first time in six years. The Senators have outscored the opposition 11-2 in those three games
Florida won its first outing of the campaign, but has lost three times since. One of those losses was a 4-0 setback at Ottawa last Monday.