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Senators 5, Lightning 1

January 9, 1999

KANATA, Ontario (AP) _ Shawn McEachern scored two goals, and Alexei Yashin added a goal and two assists as the Ottawa Senators stretched their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lighting on Friday night.

Daniel Alfredsson and Magnus Arvedson each scored once for Ottawa, and goalie Ron Tugnutt made 19 saves for his 100th career NHL win.

The Senators extended their club records for longest unbeaten streak (5-0-2) and most games above .500 (seven).

Mike Sillinger scored his first goal of the season for the Lighting, who have only one victory in their last 11 games (1-9-1).

McEachern opened the scoring 8:04 into the second period, beating goalie Corey Schwab or his team-leading 19th goal.

Just 29 seconds later, Alfredsson got his stick on a loose puck in the crease during a power play to give the Senators a 2-0 lead. Yashin assisted to extend his points streak to seven games.

McEachern reached the 20-goal plateau for the fifth time in his eight-year career with 4:59 left in the period.

Tugnutt lost his bid for a second consecutive shutout at 17:28 of the second when he snared a shot by Sillinger only to have video-goal judge Louis Therien rule the puck had broken the plane of the goal line.

The goal ended 139 minutes and 31 seconds of shutout play by Tugnutt.

Arvedson and Yashin completed the scoring in the third period as Ottawa outshot Tampa Bay 35-20.

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