TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Nikita Kucherov scored the lone shootout goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Thursday night.
Kucherov beat Craig Anderson on the first shot during the shootout, while Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all three shots he faced.
Tyler Johnson, B.J. Crombeen and Ondrej Palat scored in regulation for the Lightning, who had lost each of their previous five home games (0-3-2) by one goal. Victor Hedman, who sat out a game with a leg injury, had three assists in his return.
Erik Karlsson, Clarke MacArthur and Chris Neil had the Ottawa goals.
Neil tied it at 3 from the right circle with 2:18 remaining in the third.
Tampa Bay went ahead 3-2 at 5:31 of the third when Martin St. Louis extended his point streak to nine games by sending a pass through the slot to Palat, who scored from just below the left circle.
St. Louis (963) moved within two points of tying Maurice Richard (965) for 85th on the NHL list.
Crombeen's redirection put the Li...