NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Thursday, November 3rd
(All times eastern)
Tampa Bay Lightning (7-4-2) at Ottawa Senators (9-2-0), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - A night after reaching double digits on the scoreboard, the
Ottawa Senators try to keep their momentum going when they welcome the Tampa
Bay Lightning to the Corel Centre.
Martin Havlat and Daniel Alfredsson both recorded the first four-goal game of
their careers and Dany Heatley added two more tallies as the Senators defeated
the Buffalo Sabres, 10-4, at HSBC Arena.
It was Havlat's first game back after serving a five-game suspension for
kicking Bruins' defenseman Hall Gill. It was also the fifth time in both
Alfredsson's and Havlat's careers that they recorded a hat trick.
Jason Spezza recorded four assists, Alfredsson and Peter Schaefer had two
assists each and Ray Emery made 33 saves for the Senators, who won for the
third time in their last four games.
Heatley extended his team record by posting a point in his 11th straight game
to start the season. He has tallied 10 goals and 11 assists during the tear.
Heatley had his own four-goal game on Saturday versus the Maple Leafs.
The Senators, who are 4-1 at home, will host the NY Islanders on Saturday.
Tampa Bay, meanwhile, had a three-game winning streak snapped in Tuesday's 6-4
loss to Atlanta.
Brad Richards netted two goals for the Lightning, who defeated Atlanta, 3-2,
in the opener of a home-and-home on Saturday. Vaclav Prospal had a goal and an
assist, and John Grahame stopped 23-of-28 shots.
The Lightning, who are 4-1-1 on the road, begin a three-game trek tonight and
will visit Toronto on Saturday.
Ottawa defeated Tampa, 4-1, on October 21 and has won five straight meetings.
11/03 10:58:55 ET