NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Friday, November 24th
(All times eastern)
Ottawa Senators (10-11-1) at Florida Panthers (8-11-4), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Ottawa Senators will shoot for their fourth consecutive
victory tonight, when they visit the Florida Panthers at BankAtlantic Center.
The Senators earned an overtime win in Philadelphia on Wednesday to tie their
season-best winning streak of three games. Wade Redden scored 4:29 into the
extra session as Ottawa rallied from two down to topple the Flyers, 3-2.
Mike Fisher and Daniel Alfredsson also lit the lamp while Peter Schaefer
donated three assists for Ottawa. Alfredsson extended his point streak to six
games, while Schaefer notched a point for the fifth straight contest.
Tonight marks the second test of a four-game road trip for the Senators, who
are 6-5-1 as the visiting club this season.
The Panthers, meanwhile, come into tonight's contest having dropped six of
their last eight games. They were in action on Wednesday and lost a 6-4
decision to the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning. Brad Richards and Ryan Craig
each netted a pair of goals to lead Tampa.
Olli Jokinen finished with a goal and two helpers and Alexander Auld came up
with 28 saves for the Panthers, who are last in the Southeast Division with 20
Florida, which is 6-5-1 at BankAtlantic Center this season, will wrap up a
brief two-game homestand tonight. The Panthers will then close out November on
a three-game road trip beginning Saturday evening in Atlanta.
This is the first meeting of the season between the Panthers and Senators. The
clubs split a pair of matchups last year, but Ottawa has won six of the last
nine encounters overall.
11/24 10:35:30 ET