Final
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Senators look to stay hot against Lightning

Mar 24, 2007 - 2:45 PM
Ottawa (44-23-8) at Tampa Bay (41-30-4) 7:30 pm EDT

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- The Ottawa Senators can clinch a playoff berth on Saturday with a win and some help.

The Senators need a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning and a loss by the New York Islanders, who will play at Philadelphia, to clinch their 10th straight postseason appearance.

Ottawa has won six of its last eight games and recorded at least a point in 10 straight games. Leading scorer Dany Heatley broke a seven-game goalless streak with the game-winner in the second period of a 4-2 victory over Florida on Thursday.

The Senators have their work cut out for them if they hope to catch Northeast Division and Eastern Conference leader Buffalo (48-19-7), which leads the conference with 103 points.

Tampa Bay is three points ahead of the New York Rangers (37-28-9) for the sixth spot in the playoff race.

The Lightning have won two in a row after a three-game losing streak.

All-Star center Vincent Lecavalier leads the NHL with 49 goals and is third in points with 98. Linemate Martin St. Louis broke an eight-game goalless drought with two third-period goals in a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils Thursday to raise his season total to 41.

St. Louis has two goals in the three matchups this season with the Senators.

Tampa Bay is 2-1-0 against Ottawa this season.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 2 2 3 7
    TAMPA BAY 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JOE CORVO 8 (CHRIS KELLY, CHRIS NEIL) 2:38
    TAM - (PP) DAN BOYLE 17 (BRAD RICHARDS, VINCENT LECAVALIER)
    14:57
    OTT - DANIEL ALFREDSSON 27 (DANY HEATLEY, JASON SPEZZA)
    15:50
    2ND PRD: TAM - DAN BOYLE 18 (VINCENT L

    Mar 24 10:04 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 7
    TAMPA BAY 2
    3RD PRD: OTT - DANY HEATLEY 45 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, JASON SPEZZA) 11:46

    Senators vs. LightningMar 24 9:52 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 6
    TAMPA BAY 2
    3RD PRD: OTT - DEAN MCAMMOND 13 (CHRISTOPH SCHUBERT, JOE CORVO) 5:18

    Senators vs. LightningMar 24 9:39 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 5
    TAMPA BAY 2
    3RD PRD: OTT - PATRICK EAVES 13 (CHRISTOPH SCHUBERT, TOM PREISSING)
    2:12

    Senators vs. LightningMar 24 9:34 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 2 2 4
    TAMPA BAY 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JOE CORVO 8 (CHRIS KELLY, CHRIS NEIL) 2:38
    TAM - (PP) DAN BOYLE 17 (BRAD RICHARDS, VINCENT LECAVALIER)
    14:57
    OTT - DANIEL ALFREDSSON 27 (DANY HEATLEY, JASON SPEZZA)
    15:50
    2ND PRD: TAM - DAN BOYLE

    Mar 24 9:12 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 4
    TAMPA BAY 2
    2ND PRD: OTT - CHRISTOPH SCHUBERT 7 (PATRICK EAVES, DEAN MCAMMOND)
    14:07

    Senators vs. LightningMar 24 9:01 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 3
    TAMPA BAY 2
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) DANY HEATLEY 44 (JOE CORVO, TOM PREISSING) 12:41

    Senators vs. LightningMar 24 8:59 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 2
    TAMPA BAY 2
    2ND PRD: TAM - DAN BOYLE 18 (VINCENT LECAVALIER, MARTIN ST. LOUIS)
    3:00

    Senators vs. LightningMar 24 8:38 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 2 2
    TAMPA BAY 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JOE CORVO 8 (CHRIS KELLY, CHRIS NEIL) 2:38
    TAM - (PP) DAN BOYLE 17 (BRAD RICHARDS, VINCENT LECAVALIER)
    14:57
    OTT - DANIEL ALFREDSSON 27 (DANY HEATLEY, JASON SPEZZA)
    15:50
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST

    Mar 24 8:15 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 2
    TAMPA BAY 1
    1ST PRD: OTT - DANIEL ALFREDSSON 27 (DANY HEATLEY, JASON SPEZZA) 15:50

    Senators vs. LightningMar 24 8:11 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 1
    TAMPA BAY 1
    1ST PRD: TAM - (PP) DAN BOYLE 17 (BRAD RICHARDS, VINCENT LECAVALIER)
    14:57

    Senators vs. LightningMar 24 8:04 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 1
    TAMPA BAY 0
    1ST PRD: OTT - JOE CORVO 8 (CHRIS KELLY, CHRIS NEIL) 2:38

    Senators vs. LightningMar 24 7:44 PM