"Disappointing effort," Panthers coach Pete DeBoer said. "We haven't had many of them, but that's one for sure. We got beat in a lot of different areas on the ice. Our best players weren't good, from the goalie to the first line to our leading scorer to anybody. It was a rotten game."
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).
Greening's 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.
Less than a minute later, Greening took a feed from Jason Spezza with Clemmensen totally out of position. But Greening's tap-in hit the back of Svatos.
"I kind of whiffed on the puck a little bit," Greening said. "I thought it was going in the net, but there were like three bodies in front of the net and I remember looking at everybody's pants, and I was like, 'Please fall, so I can whack it in.' But it didn't end up going in. The guys were joking, they were like, 'I guess you didn't want it.' It wasn't a lack of passion, it was a lack of scoring."
Greening had another good scoring chance in the third period, but Clemmensen made a nice leg save off a wrist shot and then stopped Greening's rebound attempt.
Greening finished with a game-high five shots on goal.
"He played well," Ottawa coach Cory Clouston said. "It was a real good game for him. He had the hat trick on his stick, I'm not sure how he didn't bury it. I thought he did a real good job offensively, but I thought as well he did a good job defensively."
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.
"It's been a long time," said Kuba, who had three goals each of the last two seasons. "I'm happy that I scored, but one goal is not making a season a lot better anyway. When you can score four goals, it's great, but I don't think we played a really good game. But it counts as two points."
Ottawa D Erik Karlsson left the game in the first period after his right thigh was cut by a skate. Clouston said the cut required "24-25" stitches. ... 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.
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Arena: BB&T Center Location: Sunrise, Florida
Referees: Frederick L'Ecuyer, Mike Leggo Linesmen: Pierre Champoux, Ryan Galloway
Attendance: 15,672 (81.4% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Nick Foligno (13)
Colin Greening (5)
Assist: Marek Svatos
Michal Repik (2)
Assist: Marty Reasoner
Colin Greening (6)
Assists: Marek Svatos, Chris Phillips