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Lightning try to stop six-game slide

Jan 5, 2008 - 2:23 PM Tampa Bay (15-22-4) at Ottawa (26-10-4) 7:00 pm EST

OTTAWA (Ticker) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have not had much to celebrate lately.

The Lightning will look to snap a six-game losing streak when they visit the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

Tampa Bay also has lost nine of its previous 11 contests on the road. Not surprisingly, the Lightning own an NHL-worst 3-14-2 mark away from home and have sunk to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.

"It's frustrating. It's not just the six in a row, it started before that," Tampa Bay center Vincent Lecavalier said. "It's tough, it's tough on everybody. The morale is down after a game like tonight. You come back, you think you're going to win, and you lose."

Lecavalier did score a goal and set up another Thursday but the Lightning yielded three unanswered goals in the third period and suffered a 6-3 setback to the Montreal Canadiens.

Despite the club's struggles, the 27-year-old Lecavalier has a team-leading 27 goals and leads the NHL with 60 points.

The Senators may hold the conference's best record but they are beginning to have problems in the crease.

After two disappointing starts by Martin Gerber, Ray Emery relinquished a three-goal lead Friday before Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson added late tallies to lift Ottawa to a 5-3 triumph over the Buffalo Sabres.

In the teams last meeting, Tampa Bay record a 4-3 shootout victory on December 4, but the Senators have posted a 10-3-1 record since then.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    TAMPA BAY 2 1 0 0 3
    OTTAWA 1 1 1 1 4 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARTIN ST. LOUIS 16 (VACLAV PROSPAL, VINCENT
    LECAVALIER) 5:43
    TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 28 (PAUL RANGER, MARTIN ST. LOUIS)
    11:17
    OTT - RANDY ROBITAILLE 5 (MIKE FISHER

    Jan 5 9:39 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 3
    OTTAWA 4
    OT: OTT - MIKE FISHER 15 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, ANTON VOLCHENKOV)
    3:17

    Jan 5 9:38 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 3
    OTTAWA 4
    OT: OTT - MIKE FISHER 15 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, ANTON VOLCHENKOV)
    3:17

    Lightning vs. SenatorsJan 5 9:38 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    TAMPA BAY 2 1 0 3
    OTTAWA 1 1 1 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARTIN ST. LOUIS 16 (VACLAV PROSPAL, VINCENT
    LECAVALIER) 5:43
    TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 28 (PAUL RANGER, MARTIN ST. LOUIS)
    11:17
    OTT - RANDY ROBITAILLE 5 (MIKE FISHER, WADE REDDEN) 19:21
    2ND PRD:

    Jan 5 9:27 PM
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    Lightning vs. SenatorsJan 5 9:27 PM
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    Lightning vs. SenatorsJan 5 9:15 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 3
    OTTAWA 3
    3RD PRD: OTT - DANY HEATLEY 25 (JASON SPEZZA) 4:16

    Lightning vs. SenatorsJan 5 9:03 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    TAMPA BAY 2 1 3
    OTTAWA 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARTIN ST. LOUIS 16 (VACLAV PROSPAL, VINCENT
    LECAVALIER) 5:43
    TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 28 (PAUL RANGER, MARTIN ST. LOUIS)
    11:17
    OTT - RANDY ROBITAILLE 5 (MIKE FISHER, WADE REDDEN) 19:21
    2ND PRD: T

    Jan 5 8:38 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 3
    OTTAWA 2
    2ND PRD: OTT - RANDY ROBITAILLE 6 (CHRIS NEIL) 16:07

    Lightning vs. SenatorsJan 5 8:31 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 3
    OTTAWA 1
    2ND PRD: TAM - JAN HLAVAC 0 (JASON WARD, BRAD RICHARDS) 3:38

    Lightning vs. SenatorsJan 5 8:10 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    TAMPA BAY 2 2
    OTTAWA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARTIN ST. LOUIS 16 (VACLAV PROSPAL, VINCENT
    LECAVALIER) 5:43
    TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 28 (PAUL RANGER, MARTIN ST. LOUIS)
    11:17
    OTT - RANDY ROBITAILLE 5 (MIKE FISHER, WADE REDDEN) 19:21
    SHOTS ON G

    Jan 5 7:45 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 2
    OTTAWA 1
    1ST PRD: OTT - RANDY ROBITAILLE 5 (MIKE FISHER, WADE REDDEN) 19:21

    Lightning vs. SenatorsJan 5 7:45 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 2
    OTTAWA 0
    1ST PRD: TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 28 (PAUL RANGER, MARTIN ST. LOUIS)
    11:17

    Lightning vs. SenatorsJan 5 7:32 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 1
    OTTAWA 0
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARTIN ST. LOUIS 16 (VACLAV PROSPAL, VINCENT
    LECAVALIER) 5:43

    Lightning vs. SenatorsJan 5 7:20 PM