NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Sunday, November 26th
(All times eastern)
Ottawa Senators (11-11-1) at Tampa Bay Lightning (12-10-11), 5 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The surging Ottawa Senators seek their fifth consecutive
win today when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning at the St. Pete Times
On Friday the Sens posted a 6-4 win in Florida, as Dany Heatley notched his
fifth-career hat trick and added an assist to lead the effort at the
Jason Spezza added a goal and an assist and Ray Emery stopped 33 shots for the
Senators, who have won five of their last six games.
Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson extended his point streak to seven games (3g, 5a),
while Mike Fisher checks in with a six-gamer (2g, 6a).
Emery continues to play well between the pipes, as he has been in net for all
four games of the winning streak. He has won five of his six starts since
missing over a week with a sprained wrist.
The Senators played the second portion of a four-game road trip and will visit
Carolina on Tuesday. Ottawa is 7-5-1 away from home.
Tampa Bay, meanwhile, has won its last two contests. On Friday, Martin St.
Louis scored the game-winner with 2:35 left in overtime to lead the Lightning
to a come-from-behind 3-2 home victory over Atlanta.
St. Louis also had an assist and Dan Boyle added two goals for the Lightning,
who have won six of their last nine games. Johan Holmqvist made 23 saves for
St. Louis leads the team with 14 goals and has three tallies and four assists
in his last three games.
The Lightning will host Washington on Tuesday to finish a three-game
Ottawa swept four meetings with Tampa last season and has won eight
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