Tampa Bay Lightning Fall to Ottawa Senators in Shootout


Oct 11, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Ottawa Senators defenseman Eric Gryba (62) defends Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during the second period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

After picking up the extra point Thursday, the Tampa Bay Lightning couldn’t duplicate the feat Saturday night as they lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Ottawa Senators

The Lightning (1-0-1) lost the shootout 2-1. The Sens (1-1-0) got goals from Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad while Nikita Kucherov got the Lightning goal. Steven Stamkos had a chance to tie the shootout at 2-2 but lost control of the puck before getting a shot off.

Brett Connolly had sent the game to overtime when he ripped a wrist shot by Robin Lehner with 7:26 remaining in the third period.

The Sens had taken a 2-1 lead in the period after Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone scored in a 1:36 period.

Karlsson scored moments after a Lightning power play concluded when Radko Gudas turned the puck over and Stone deked out Ben Bishop after receiving a nice cross-ice pass from Turris.

The Lightning had taken a 1-0 lead at 15:42 of the first period when Victor Hedman scored on the power play with a slap shot.

They were close to taking 2-0 lead into the second intermission but Stamkos’ one timer off a Senators turnover rattled off the crossbar.

Bishop made 34 saves while Lehner, who kept his side in the game through the second period when Tampa Bay had 18 shots, made 40 stops.

The Bolts went 1-for-3 on the power play while Ottawa couldn’t convert on any of their three chances.

Eric Brewer, Mark Barberio and Jonathan Drouin were all scratched for the second straight game.

The Bolts are in action again on Monday when they host the Montreal Canadiens at the Amalie Arena.