TAMPA, Florida (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.
The Lightning had not won a home game since Dec. 21.
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.
The Lightning host Colorado on Saturday, then depart on a 4-game road trip.
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