Celebrity girlfriends watch Sens win 4th straight
With his superstar girlfriend in attendance, Mike Fisher and the Ottawa Senators finished off an eight-game homestand with yet another victory.
Fisher scored off a rebound at 2:38 of overtime to give Ottawa its fourth straight victory, 3-2 over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.
"We've felt like we've upped our game and we're finding little ways to win and trying to be patient regardless of the circumstance in the game," Fisher said. "I think we've done a good job of not panicking and tonight we stuck it out and got a big win."
Carrie Underwood and Hilary Duff watched their boyfriends, the Senators' Mike Fisher and Mike Comrie, respectively, strut their stuff Wednesday night.
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Fisher felt that he might have needed to raise his game for other reasons as his girlfriend, country singer Carrie Underwood, was in the arena. Underwood's 26th birthday was Tuesday and Fisher seemingly wanted to make the week special.
"Yeah, maybe it was a birthday gift for her, I guess," he told the Ottawa Citizen. "But it's good to get a win like that, keep things rolling. It was fun. It wasn't our best effort, but we'll take the win."
However, he wasn't the only one with a beautiful blonde cheering him on. Teammate Mike Comrie's girlfriend, actress Hilary Duff, was also in attendance.
In fact, the two shared a private suite.
On the winning goal, Chris Phillips took a shot from 30 feet out that goalie Karri Ramo stopped, but Fisher controlled the rebound in the slot and scored his 11th goal of the season.
"I was just trying to crash the net and Philly got a good shot on net and I was able to get the rebound," Fisher said. "It was nice to get that one in overtime. I don't think we played our best game and we have to be better in certain areas."
Brian Elliott made 22 saves for his fourth victory in a row, and Ryan Shannon and Chris Kelly scored in regulation. The Senators were 5-2-1 on the homestand.
Cory Murphy and Adam Hall scored for Tampa Bay, and Ramo stopped 24 shots.
The Lightning, coming off a 9-3 home loss to Carolina on Saturday night, have lost four straight and 15 of 19.