TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Angelidis had to wait nervously through a video review before officially getting credit for his rare goal.
The left wing scored his first NHL goal in almost four years and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Sunday.
“It felt good,” Angelidis said. “You know every chance you get to play up here is a blessing.”
The Lightning also got a pair of goals from Steven Stamkos, including one of two late empty-netters. Nikita Nesterov and Alex Killorn had the other Tampa Bay goals.
Zack Smith and Erik Karlsson scored for the Senators, who have lost six of their last seven road games.
“It’s a little different for us,” Smith said. “We’re usually pretty strong on the road. Too many mistakes, too many turnovers.”
The Senators, who entered with the NHL’s second-best power play on the road, failed to score in five chances.
“It wasn’t clicking at all,” Karlsson said. “Why? I don’t know.”
Angelidis, playing in his second NHL game this season and 12th overall, made it 3-1 at 2:45 of the second period when he beat Andrew Hammond during a goalmouth scramble. It was the second career goal…