TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored the deciding goal in the shootout and the Ottawa Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night.
Zibanejad’s score made it 2-1 in the third round of the shootout and Steven Stamkos was unable to beat Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner on the Lightning’s third attempt.
Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone scored in regulation for the Senators, and Lehner stopped 38 shots through overtime.
Victor Hedman and Brett Connolly had Tampa Bay’s goals and Ben Bishop made 32 saves.
Ottawa tied the score at 1-1 at 7:34 of the third when Karlsson scored after the defenseman exchanged passes with Alex Chiasson, who had just completed serving a minor penalty.
Stone skated alone into the slot, took a pass from Kyle Turris and beat Bishop to put the Senators ahead 2-1 just 1:36 later.
Connolly’s goal with 7:26 remaining in regulation tied it again.
Hedman gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead from just above the right circle during a power play with 4:18 left in the first.
Bishop stopped all 13 shots he faced in the first period, including an in-close chance by Clarke MacArthur and Chiasson’s redirection during an Ottawa power play.
Lehner made nice saves on Valtteri Filppula and Ondrej Palat during a flurry in the second by the Lightning, who had an 18-6 shots advantage in the period.
Notes: Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said there should be a better idea by Monday or Tuesday on when rookie F Jonathan Drouin (broken right thumb) will be able to play. … Ottawa coach Paul MacLean said there is no timetable for when D Marc Methot (back) will resume skating. … The NHL issued a warning but gave no sanctions to Lightning D Radko Gudas for a hit to the head of Florida’s Scottie Upshall on Thursday. No penalty was called on the play. … U.S women’s Olympic hockey player Anne Schleper dropped the ceremonial first puck and will skate with the Lightning in Monday’s practice..