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Spezza scores only goal in shootout and Senators edge Lightning 4-3

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    Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza (19) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammate left wing Milan Michalek (9), of the Czech Republic, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 24, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

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    Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris (7), right, celebrates with teammates right wing Mark Stone (61) and defenseman Marc Methot (3) after scoring past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 24, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

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    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77), of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammate center Steven Stamkos (91) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 24, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

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    Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) makes a blocker save on a shot by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 24, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

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    Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) stops Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game Monday, March 24, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. The Senators won the game 4-3. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

Jason Spezza scored in regulation and had the only goal in a shootout, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night.

Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assists to help the Senators snap a six-game losing streak. Karlsson, the top-scoring defenseman in the NHL with 68 points, opened the scoring 3:57 into the game with his career-high 20th goal.

Seventy seconds after Karlsson scored, Nikita Kucherov snapped a shot past goalie Robin Lehner to pull Tampa Bay even at 1.

Ottawa took a 3-1 lead midway through the second period, when Spezza and Kyle Turris scored 44 seconds apart against former Senators goalie Ben Bishop.

The Lightning rallied from a two-goal deficit with power-play goals by Victor Hedman at 13:26 of the second period and Steven Stamkos at 5:44 of the third.

Lehner finished with 35 saves. Bishop had 29.

Despite the loss, Tampa Bay has earned a point in nine consecutive games (5-0-4) for the first time since its 2003-04 championship season.

Notes: Stamkos played in his 400th NHL game. ... Ottawa RW Bobby Ryan (lower body) sat out for the first time this season. He was replaced by Mark Stone, who was recalled from AHL affiliate Binghamton. ... Lightning C Valtteri Filppula has four goals and nine assists during a nine-game points streak. ... Tampa Bay has scored on the power play five games in a row. ... The Lightning have scored three or more goals in nine consecutive games. The Senators have allowed that many in 10 straight. ... The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were in attendance.