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Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, as the Ottawa Senators secured a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday.

Chris Phillips registered a power-play goal and Jason Spezza added an empty- netter for the Senators, who improved to 3-0-0 for the first time since 2007-08.

Craig Anderson turned away 25 shots in the triumph and improved to 9-0-1 in 11 career starts against the Panthers.

Tomas Fleischmann scored the lone Florida goal, while Jose Theodore surrendered two goals on 36 shots for the Panthers, who have lost three straight, including a 4-0 setback at Ottawa on Jan. 21.

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