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TAMPA, Fla. Quinten Rollins Jersey . - Coach Paul MacLean called the Ottawa Senators first win of the season a whole team effort.Mika Zibanejad scored the deciding goal in the shootout and the Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night.Zibanejads 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 Lightnings third attempt.We were pesky, MacLean said. Robin was very solid in the net. We got yeoman work from our defencemen. I think finally in the third period our forwards got involved in the game a little bit better defensively and got some good results.Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone scored in regulation for the Senators, and Lehner stopped 38 shots through overtime. Ottawa was coming off a season-opening 3-2 loss Thursday night at Nashville.A well-battled game, Karlsson said.Victor Hedman and Brett Connolly had Tampa Bays goals and Ben Bishop made 32 saves.Ottawa tied the score 1-1 at 7:34 of the third when Karlsson scored after the defenceman exchanged passes with Alex Chiasson, who had just completed serving a minor penalty.Hes the straw that stirs the drink, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said of Karlsson.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.For a couple minutes we forgot about our net, Cooper said. Fundamental breakdowns. I thought we had some mental mistakes.Connollys 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 Chiassons 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.Even though we had a bad second period, we really stepped up in the third, Karlsson said. (Robin) not letting in a goal in the second, that gave us confidence. It made us more motivated to go out for the third and play for him a little bit.NOTES: 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. ... 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 Floridas Scottie Upshall on Thursday. No penalty was called on the play. ... U.S womens Olympic hockey player Anne Schleper dropped the ceremonial first puck and will skate with the Lightning in Mondays practice. Brett Hundley Jersey . The 22-year-old slugger, who is no stranger to adversity, made up for it at the end. David Bakhtiari Jersey . The second-ranked Jayhawks will play the Miners of Texas-El Paso at Imperial Arena in the Bahamas. The game can be seen live on TSN2 starting at 7pm et/4pm pt. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson is happy he didnt make the All-Star game. Kemba Walker said it might be a huge blessing for the Charlotte Bobcats that the big man got a few days off to rest his 29-year-old legs for the stretch run, particularly with four games in five nights coming out of the break. "Im glad he didnt make it either," Walker said with a laugh. "Hes fresh now. And you dont have to make the All-Star game to be an All-Star. I know hes a great player and unguardable in the post." Jefferson dominated the Pistons for the third time this season Wednesday night, and Walker played his best game since returning from an ankle injury to lead the Bobcats to back-to-back wins over Detroit, 116-98. Jefferson scored 29 points, while Walker had 24 points and a career-high 16 assists. The win gives the Bobcats (25-30) a sweep of the season three-game series and a 2 1/2-game lead over the Pistons in the race for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. "We had a bad reputation around this league for a long time, at least since Ive been here," Walker said. "Coach (Steve Clifford) has done a great job of changing the culture. We just want to win. We dont want to be those Bobcats where guys come in here and beat us up every night." The 6-foot-10, 289-pound Jefferson, who had 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in Tuesdays 108-96 win at Detroit, went 12 of 20 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. He has scored at least 20 points in 16 of the last 18 games and barely missed his seventh 30-point game in the last 10 games. Jefferson said the Bobcats (25-30) are playing their best basketball of the season as they gear up for the stretch run and a shot at the franchises second career playoff appearance. "We have been a top 10 on defence all year," Jefferson said. "But now our offence is picking up and were learning how to play with each other." Frustration seems to be setting in for the Pistons, who have lost nine of 14. Brandon Jennings had 20 points for Detroit before being ejected from the game with 1:13 left after picking up his second technicall foul for arguing a call. Davante Adams Jersey. Jennings did not speak to the media after the game. "We definitely have to do a better job as a team of keeping our composure, especially in tough games like this," teammate Greg Monroe said. "Down the stretch these games mean a lot. You know, keeping a level head and playing hard, as a team is something were going to have to do." Coach John Loyer said its not too late to regroup. "Its two games," Loyer said. "Granted its two that we wanted to get, two we needed to get, but we didnt get them. You move on. You figure out your next plan and you just try to go win the next game." Josh McRoberts chipped in with 15 points for the Bobcats and Ramon Sessions had 10 points and 10 assists off the bench. But its Jefferson who is setting the tone. "We are just getting acclimated to Al," Walker said. "It took a little while but we know how to play with him and play off him. He makes all the right plays. All we have to do is get him the basketball in the right spots all we have to do is make shots." The Bobcats led by six at halftime, but opened the second half with a 17-3 tear to take a 70-50 lead behind 3-pointers from Walker, McRoberts and Gerald Henderson. The Pistons got within nine in the fourth quarter, but McRoberts buried a pair of 3-pointers and Walker hit a jumper to put the Bobcats safely ahead. Loyer stressed before the game the importance of starting fast, but Monroe and Josh Smith combined to miss their first 14 shots. Meanwhile the Bobcats got off to a fast start for the second straight night, hitting 7 of 9 shots to start the game and build a double-digit first quarter lead. Cody Zeller brought immediate energy and production off the bench for the Bobcats with a career-high three blocked shots. NOTES: Former South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end and top NFL draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney attended the game. ... Charlotte had lost five straight games at home to Detroit prior to Wednesday night. ... 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