OTTAWA (Ticker) — Mike Fisher scored 2:38 into overtime as the
Ottawa Senators recorded their season-high fourth straight
victory on Wednesday, a 3-2 triumph over the Tampa Bay
Ryan Shannon netted a power-play goal, Chris Kelly added a
shorthanded tally and captain Daniel Alfredsson and defenseman
Chris Phillips each notched two assists for Ottawa, which
finished its eight-game homestand with a 5-2-1 mark.
Senators rookie Brian Elliott turned aside 22 shots to improve
Defenseman Cory Murphy and Adam Hall netted a power-play goal
apiece and Karri Ramo made 24 saves for Tampa Bay, which fell to
0-2-2 in its last four games.
In overtime, Phillips wristed a shot on goal that was denied by
Ramo, but Fisher alertly tapped the loose puck past the
netminder to send the Scotiabank Place faithful – and companion
Carrie Underwood – home happy.
Spezza nearly gave Ottawa a 3-2 lead with 4:58 remaining in the
third period, but officials deemed the 25-year-old center used a
distinct kicking motion to knock the puck into the net.
After Murphy opened the scoring 2:37 into the game with a blast
from just inside the blue line, Shannon leveled the contest just
over two minutes later as his sharp-angle shot sailed past Ramo
and under the crossbar for a power-play goal.
With his team shorthanded midway through the second period,
Alfredsson skated into the offensive zone and fed Kelly, who
deflected the puck past Ramo for his ninth goal of the season
and third in 23 games.
Hall quieted the crowd by answering just 13 seconds later,
knotting the game at 2-2.