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Norris scores two goals, Senators dominate Panthers 8-2

Norris scores two goals, Senators dominate Panthers 8-2

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Dec 15
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Josh Norris scored two goals and had an assist, while Drake Batherson had a goal and three assists to lead the Ottawa Senators over the Florida Panthers 8-2 on Tuesday.

“We just needed a couple of wins to kind of get that feeling back in our room,” Senators forward Nick Paul said. “Right now we’re just working hard, working together and the bounces are coming our way as well.”

It was Ottawa’s biggest margin of victory this season.

“We knew that they had a tough trip coming back from Colorado that they might be a little slow coming out of the gate and we wanted to jump real hard on them, and we did,” Senators coach D.J. Smith said. “Unfortunately, (it was) only 1-1 after one, but tied or better after one is a good result on the road for us. And we just stayed with it and I thought it was an entire team effort.”

On the other hand, center Sam Reinhart scored a goal and an assist for the Panthers (18-6-4), who lost at home for the second time in 16 games.

“We haven’t really had one like this,” Reinhart said. “It’s a long season and they’re gonna come. It’s a matter of responding.”

“We’re going to face adversity as a team,” Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad said. “We know that. It’s all about coming back to work tomorrow and finding a way. We know we’re a good team, and we’re going to find a way.”

  • Florida Panthers

    The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in the Miami metropolitan area.

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  • Josh Norris

    Joshua Norris is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League .

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  • Sam Reinhart

    Samson Reinhart is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League .

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  • Ottawa Senators

    The Ottawa Senators , officially the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and colloquially known as the Sens, are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa.

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