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Mike Fisher nets game-winner as Senators down Bolts 3-2

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OTTAWA - Mike Fisher scored the winning goal at 2:38 of overtime Wednesday night as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.

Chris Phillips took a shot from 30 feet out that Karri Ramo stopped, but Fisher was right there to put in the rebound for his 11th goal of the season.

Ryan Shannon and Chris Kelly scored in regulation for the Senators (27-29-10), who went 1-6 on the power play and outshot the Lightning 27-24 overall. Brian Elliott made 22 saves in the Ottawa goal.

Cory Murphy and Adam Hall scored for the Lightning as Ramo made 24 saves. The Lightning (21-32-14) scored twice on five power-play opportunities.

Jason Spezza appeared to score with just under five minutes to play but the goal, which would have given the Senators a 3-2 lead, was immediately waved off. After video review the call on the ice stood as officials said Spezza kicked the puck into the net.

Tied 1-1 going into the second period, all of the scoring over the next 20 minutes came during the same minor penalty to Senators winger Christoph Schubert, who was called for tripping.

Kelly completed a short-handed 2-on-1 with Daniel Alfredsson giving the Senators a 2-1 lead at 9:25. Kelly redirected Alfredsson's pass just in front of Ramo, who made the initial save but was unable to control the puck and it slid in underneath him.

Just 13 seconds later though, while crashing the crease Hall was able to get his stick on a centring pass from Evgeny Artyukhin and poke the puck past Elliott to tie the game.

Murphy opened the scoring at 2:37 of the first period when his point shot found its way through traffic and past Elliott while the Lightning were on the power play.

The Senators returned the favour scoring a power-play goal of their own at 4:53 when Shannon lifted the puck from a sharp angle and over a sprawled Ramo.

Notes: The Lightning are hurting in the back end as defenceman Paul Ranger and Andrej Meszaros missed their 14th and 15th games respectively with injuries Wednesday. ...Ryan Malone needs three assists for 100 in his career. ...The Lightning are in Toronto to play the Maple Leafs Thursday night. ...The Senators lead the lifetime series with the Lightning 37-17-2-4. ...Spezza's first-period assist Wednesday gave him 400 in his career. ...The Senators left right after the game for a Thursday night meeting with the Bruins in Boston.

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