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Tampa Bay at Ottawa

Fisher's overtime goal extends Senators' winning streak to four

CBSSports.com wire reports

OTTAWA -- Mike Fisher and the Ottawa Senators finished off an eight-game homestand with yet another victory.

Fisher scored off a rebound at 2:38 of overtime to give Ottawa its fourth consecutive victory -- 3-2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.

"We've felt like we've upped our game and we're finding little ways to win and trying to be patient regardless of the circumstance in the game," Fisher said. "I think we've done a good job of not panicking, and tonight we stuck it out and got a big win."

Chris Phillips took a shot from 30 feet out that goalie Karri Ramo stopped, but Fisher controlled the rebound in the slot and scored his 11th goal of the season.

"I was just trying to crash the net and Philly got a good shot on net and I was able to get the rebound," Fisher said. "It was nice to get that one in overtime. I don't think we played our best game and we have to be better in certain areas."

Brian Elliott made 22 saves for his fourth victory in a row, and Ryan Shannon and Chris Kelly scored in regulation. The Senators were 5-2-1 on the homestand.

Cory Murphy and Adam Hall scored for Tampa Bay, and Ramo stopped 24 shots.

The Lightning, coming off a 9-3 home loss to Carolina on Saturday night, have lost four straight and 15 of 19.

"We played hard," Lightning coach Rick Tocchet said. "I don't think we gave them much and the goals that they did get they were opportunistic. I thought we played good and I was happy after our last game that they came out with this effort.

"You can tell the guys played a lot harder than Saturday, but it was still a tough one because you want to win these types of games."

The teams traded power-play goals early in the first period, with Murphy opening the scoring for Tampa Bay at 2:37, and Shannon tying it at 4:53.

Kelly gave Ottawa the lead with a short-handed goal at 9:25 of the second, but Hall tied it 13 seconds later with a power-play score.

Ottawa's Jason Spezza appeared to score with just under five minutes to play, but the goal was immediately waved off because Spezza kicked the puck into the net. After a video review, the call on the ice stood.


  • Spezza assisted on Shannon's goal for his 400th assist.
  • The Lightning will face Toronto on Thursday night at Air Canada Centre.
  • The Senators are 37-17-2-4 overall against the Lightning.
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Ottawa's Mike Fisher (12) moves in to score in overtime against Lightning goalie Karri Ramo.  (AP)
Ottawa's Mike Fisher (12) moves in to score in overtime against Lightning goalie Karri Ramo. (AP)
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Three Stars
M. Fisher

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
K. Ramo

Saves: 24
Save Pct.: .889
A. Volchenkov

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 1

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Scoring Summary
02:37Power Play - Cory Murphy (4), Slap Shot. Assist: Lecavalier, St. Louis
04:53Power Play - Ryan Shannon (4), Wrist Shot. Assist: Spezza, Alfredsson
09:25Short - Chris Kelly (9), Wrist Shot. Assist: Alfredsson, Phillips
09:38Power Play - Adam Hall (5), Snap Shot. Assist: Artyukhin, Krajicek
02:38Mike Fisher (11), Wrist Shot. Assist: Phillips, Volchenkov
Penalty Summary
01:44Bell, 2 min, Tripping
02:37Artyukhin, 2 min, Unsportsmanlike Conduct
02:37Donovan, 2 min, Unsportsmanlike Conduct
04:02Welch, 2 min, Hooking
08:36Ruutu, 2 min, Roughing
08:36Artyukhin, 2 min, Roughing
08:36Artyukhin, 10 min, Misconduct
08:36Artyukhin, 2 min, Roughing
12:41Malone, 2 min, Closing Hand on Puck
19:07Petiot, 2 min, Hooking
08:07Schubert, 2 min, Tripping
14:13Phillips, 2 min, Tripping
03:27Spezza, 2 min, Hooking
03:30Malone, 2 min, Hooking
09:30Lee, 2 min, Delay of Game - Puck Over Glass
11:17Welch, 2 min, Interference
Shots On Goal
Tampa Bay88622
Karri Ramo 62:31243
Brian Elliott 62:38222
Power Play Conversions
Power Play
Tampa Bay2-for-5
Game Information
Attendance - 19231
Referees - Chris Ciamaga, Wes McCauley
Linesmen - Scott Driscoll, Steve Miller
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