Fisher, selected the NHL's third star of the week earlier
in the day, batted Chris Phillips' centering pass out of the air and past Semyon
Varlamov for his 10th goal of the season.
Brian Elliott made 25 saves in his fifth start for the
Senators, who rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third period to win their fourth
in a row and wrap up a 4-0-1 homestand.
Alexandre Picard scored Ottawa's second goal in a span of
4:20 on a power play 7:40 into the third to tie it at 3.
Peter Regin gave the Senators a 1-0 lead 7:27 in before
Ottawa allowed three straight goals.
Chris Neil got his fourth goal 3:18 into the third to
draw the Senators to 3-2 before Picard beat Varlamov with a slap shot from the
point to tie it after Alex Ovechkin was called for roughing at 6:43.
Rookie Jay Beagle got his first NHL goal to put
Washington up 3-1 in the second after Chris Clark and Brendan Morrison scored in
Varlamov stopped 33 shots for the injury-ravaged
Capitals, who have dropped four of five (1-2-2), including a 2-1 shootout loss
Saturday in Toronto.
Capitals right wing Alexander Semin missed his fourth
straight game because of a wrist injury. Milan Jurcina, Boyd Gordon, Shaone
Morrisonn and Tom Poti all remain day-to-day with a variety of injuries and were
also out of the lineup once again for Washington, which has also lost Mike
Knuble to a broken finger and Quintin Lang to a broken jaw.
Regin opened the scoring off a deflection. He tipped
Jesse Winchester's shot past Varlamov from the edge of the crease for his third
Clark drew Washington even at 11:19 when Brian Pothier's
slap pass went in off the Washington captain's left skate. Ovechkin drew an
assist for his pass to Pothier to begin the play — and the goal was upheld by a
Morrison gave Washington the lead with 29.3 seconds left
in the first when he skated past the crease to redirect Mike Green's pass for
his eighth goal.
Beagle made it a 3-1 advantage with an unassisted effort
11:44 into the second. The 24-year-old rookie beat Elliott with a snap shot from
the slot after the puck landed at his feet when Senators forward Jonathan
Cheechoo's backhand clearing attempt struck him on the skate.
Elliott stopped 14 shots in the third period of
Saturday's 5-3 win over Buffalo after taking over for Pascal Leclaire, who left
after the second with a lower-body injury. … Capitals C David Steckel scooped
up the puck from Beagle's goal and flipped it to the Capitals' bench. Ovechkin
congratulated Beagle moments later, skating up to the boards to knock helmets
with him as he sat on the bench. … Beagle recorded his first career point with
an assist in his season debut, a 4-2 road win over the New York Rangers on
Tuesday. He had no points in three games with Washington last season. …
Leclaire was in uniform as Elliott's backup. … Fisher had two goals and four
assists in three games last week.