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Greening scores twice, Senators beat Panthers

Rookie Colin Greening scored twice in the second period and the Ottawa Senators completed a season sweep of the Florida Panthers with a 4-1 victory Thursday night.

Nick Foligno and Filip Kuba also scored for the Senators, who have won six in a row against Florida dating to last season. Marek Svatos had two assists.

Craig Anderson made 37 saves to improve to 9-4-1 since being acquired in a trade with Colorado in February.

Michal Repik scored for the Panthers, whose season-high losing streak stretched to seven games.

Scott Clemmensen, starting in goal with Tomas Vokoun nursing a back injury, stopped 19 shots.

Both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention, but with the victory the Senators moved into a tie with the Panthers for 27th place in the overall standings. Both teams have 77 points, although the Senators have more regulation victories (27-19).

It was the first two-goal outing for Greening, who was playing in his 22nd NHL game after spending most of the season in the minors.

His first goal at 2:30 of the second period gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead. After a battle along the boards, the puck slid over to Greening, who fired a wrist shot over the left shoulder of Clemmensen.

After Repik made it 2-1 at 6:02, Greening answered only 34 seconds later. Svatos chased down a rebound behind the net and fired a no- look pass to Greening just outside the crease. Greening beat Clemmensen with a wrist shot.

Kuba made it 4-1 at 14:24 of the second with his first goal in 60 games this season. He beat Clemmensen with a slap over the left shoulder from the top of the right faceoff circle.

NOTES: Florida went 0 for 3 on the power play, making Ottawa successful on 79 of its last 82 penalty kills. ... The last time the Panthers had lost seven in a row was from Feb. 1-March 2, 2010 when they went 0-6-1. ... The last time the Senators swept the Panthers was in the 2006-07 season. ... Foligno's goal was the 100th point of his career.