OTTAWA, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Milan Michalek scored shorthanded early in the second period, touching off an Ottawa onslaught Thursday that sent the Senators past Florida 5-3.
Ottawa has won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
The Senators put together five unanswered goals starting with Michalek's slap shot with teammate Jarkko Ruutu in the penalty box for hooking.
That goal came 5:20 into the second period and forged a 1-1 tie. The Senators built a 3-1 advantage by the end of the period on goals by Mike Fisher and Zack Smith.
Alexei Kovalev and Daniel Alfredsson added tallies in the opening minutes of the third.
Brian Elliott stopped 28-of-31 shots to get the win. The last of the goals surrendered by Elliott came from Mike Santorelli with just 57 seconds left in regulation.
Tomas Vokoun gave up all the Ottawa goals on 26 shots.