Ottawa. Owns. Brayden Point scored a hat-trick and added an assist, as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Ottawa Senators 6-4 on Saturday night.
Nikita Kucherov scored one goal and assisted on four more to finish his work night with five points.
After 11 matches, the Russian star has 16 points to his credit (7-9).
The Sens (4-6-0) suffered their second consecutive loss at home since the team announced the departure of its general manager, Pierre Dorion.
The crowd at the Canadian Tire Center made their displeasure loud, chanting ” DJ fire [NDLR : Smith, l’entraîneur-chef] “I heard it many times.
The players retreated to the dressing room to jeers, despite scoring three goals in the final third to pull within two goals with less than eight minutes remaining.
In the loss, captain Brady Tkachuk had a brace and an assist.
Ottawa has a 3-4-0 record at home, while the nation’s capital team has played 16 of its first 21 games at home.
Tampa (5-3-3) will have the day off Sunday, before traveling to Toronto and Montreal for two games within a 24-hour period, Monday and Tuesday.
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