OTTAWA - Mike Fisher scored his first goal of the season with just under 40 seconds left in overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
Fisher took Daniel Alfredsson's pass and fired a shot past Brent Johnson into an open left side with 39.9 seconds remaining in the extra period.
Dany Heatley scored his eighth goal of the season early in the second for Ottawa, which improved to 3-0-1 in its last four games.
Tomas Fleischmann drew Washington even at 1-1 with his fourth goal just 2:13 after Heatley scored.
Alexander Ovechkin returned to the Capitals lineup after he missed two games in order to visit his ailing grandfather in Russia.
Johnson turned aside 42 shots, including 13 in the first, which saw the Capitals successfully kill a Senators 5-on-3 advantage for 1:57 midway through the opening period.
Alex Auld (4-2-1) stopped 26 shots in his sixth straight start for the Senators.
Heatley opened the scoring 1:13 into the second to give Ottawa a brief 1-0 lead. The high-scoring forward got behind Washington defenceman Jeff Schultz in the neutral zone to receive a breakaway pass from Mike Fisher.
Heatley drove the net and deked Johnson before stuffing the puck inside the left post and past the goalie's outstretched right pad.
Fleischmann drew Washington even at 3:26 when he took a pass from Alexander Semin and put a backhand past Auld.
Notes: More than 2,000 military personnel took in the game as part of the Senators' fifth annual Canadian Forces appreciation night ... It was the second time the Capitals have played a game the same day as a U.S. Presidential election. Washington beat Chicago 4-1 in a neutral-site game in Indianapolis on Nov. 3, 1992 ... Senators D Luke Richardson was a healthy scratch.