March 11, 2009

NHL: Ottawa 3, Tampa Bay 2 (OT)

Mike Fisher scored 2:38 into overtime Wednesday to give Ottawa its fourth straight victory -- a 3-2 decision over Tampa Bay.

The Senators ended a season-long, eight-game homestand with a 5-2-1 mark. Brian Elliot picked up the victory by making 22 saves and Ottawa got regulation goals from Ryan Shannon and Chris Kelly.

Prior to their current streak, the Senators had lost six out of seven games.

Cory Murphy and Adam Hall scored for Tampa Bay, losers of 10 out of 12. After allowing six goals on 22 shots in his previous outing, Tampa Bay goaltender Karri Ramo stopped 24-of-27 against the Senators.

Chris Phillips fired a wrist shot from the left point in the extra period and Fisher put in the rebound for the winning goal.