Spezza lifts Senators over Wild in shootout

Jason Spezza scored the deciding goal in the 3 victory over the Minnesota Wild at Scotiabank Place.

Milan Michalek lifted a backhand over Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom's glove before Spezza raced up the middle and wristed a shot through Backstrom's legs to seal win.

Chris Neil registered a goal and an assist and Craig Anderson stopped 24 shots as the Senators earned their first win of the season.

Kyle Brodziak, Devin Setoguchi and Nick Johnson notched goals for the Wild.

Backstrom allowed three goals on 44 shots in a losing effort.