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Struggling Senators hope to avoid fourth straight loss

Mar 8, 2008 - 1:20 PM
Ottawa (37-25-7) at Phoenix (34-29-5) 9:00 pm EST

GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) - The slumping Ottawa Senators hope to salvage the final game of a four-game road trip when they visit the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday.

Ottawa has lost all three games - including one in overtime - on its West Coast swing, and is just 1-5-1 in its last seven contests.

The Senators were shutout for the third time in their last seven games, a 2-0 blanking to Los Angeles on Thursday. With the exception of a 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh, Ottawa has scored just four goals during its recent slump.

The slide has dropped the Senators - who were in first place of the Eastern Conference for most of the season - to the fifth seed. Ottawa is two points out of first place in the Northeast Division behind Montreal (37-22-9).

Phoenix has alternated wins and losses in its past six games and is coming off a 4-2 loss to Montreal on Thursday.

Shane Doan scored a goal for the third straight game in the loss and continues to lead the team with 65 points. Radim Vrbata leads the team with goals but has not tallied in eight straight games.

It is the Senators' first visit to Phoenix since Ottawa posted a 4-1 victory on January 29, 2004.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 1 2 4
    PHOENIX 0 2 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - (SH) MIKE FISHER 20 (DEAN MCAMMOND, MARTIN GERBER)
    10:49
    2ND PRD: PHO - CRAIG WELLER 3 (MARTIN HANZAL, ZBYNEK MICHALEK) 8:45
    PHO - PETER MUELLER 21 (KEITH YANDLE) 10:16
    OTT - MIKE FISHER 21 (RANDY ROBITAILLE, A

    Mar 8 10:36 PM


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    OTTAWA 4
    PHOENIX 2
    3RD PRD: OTT - ANTOINE VERMETTE 16 (CHRIS KELLY) 10:01

    Senators 4, Coyotes 2  3rd - 9:59Mar 8 10:17 PM


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    OTTAWA 3
    PHOENIX 2
    3RD PRD: OTT - (PP) DANY HEATLEY 32 (JASON SPEZZA, CORY STILLMAN) 1:23

    Senators 3, Coyotes 2  3rd - 18:37Mar 8 10:04 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 1 2
    PHOENIX 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - (SH) MIKE FISHER 20 (DEAN MCAMMOND, MARTIN GERBER)
    10:49
    2ND PRD: PHO - CRAIG WELLER 3 (MARTIN HANZAL, ZBYNEK MICHALEK) 8:45
    PHO - PETER MUELLER 21 (KEITH YANDLE) 10:16
    OTT - MIKE FISHER 21 (RANDY

    Mar 8 8:42 PM


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    OTTAWA 2
    PHOENIX 2
    2ND PRD: OTT - MIKE FISHER 21 (RANDY ROBITAILLE, ANTOINE VERMETTE)
    18:00

    Senators 2, Coyotes 2  2nd - 2:00Mar 8 8:40 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 1
    PHOENIX 2
    2ND PRD: PHO - PETER MUELLER 21 (KEITH YANDLE) 10:16

    Senators 1, Coyotes 2  2nd - 9:44Mar 8 8:22 PM


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    OTTAWA 1
    PHOENIX 1
    2ND PRD: PHO - CRAIG WELLER 3 (MARTIN HANZAL, ZBYNEK MICHALEK) 8:45

    Senators 1, Coyotes 1  2nd - 11:15Mar 8 8:20 PM
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    Senators 1, Coyotes 0  End of 1stMar 8 7:56 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 1
    PHOENIX 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - (SH) MIKE FISHER 20 (DEAN MCAMMOND, MARTIN GERBER)
    10:49
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 14 14
    PHO 9 9
    GOALIES: OTT - MARTIN GE

    Mar 8 7:47 PM


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    OTTAWA 1
    PHOENIX 0
    1ST PRD: OTT - (SH) MIKE FISHER 20 (DEAN MCAMMOND, MARTIN GERBER)
    10:49

    Senators 1, Coyotes 0  1st - 9:11Mar 8 7:30 PM
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    Senators vs. CoyotesMar 4 8:30 AM