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Senators 4, Lightning 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 4, Lightning 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 2, Ottawa Senators 4

OTTAWA (AP) - Martin Havlat and Daniel Alfredsson kept up the goal scoring for the Ottawa Senators, even if the numbers were scaled back a bit from the gaudy totals they fashioned in Buffalo.

Havlat and Alfredsson both scored for Ottawa, one night after each tied the team record with four goals, leading the Senators to a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

Havlat scored his sixth of the season - his fifth in two games since returning from a five-game suspension for kicking Boston's Hal Gill - 7:13 in to open the scoring.

``It wasn't that much fun when I wasn't playing,'' Havlat said. ``It's a much better feeling here in the last two games.''

Alfredsson, who had six points against the Sabres, made it 2-0 on his 12th goal 31 seconds later.

``You've got to be ready to play any team in this league, and we wanted to be ready tonight and I think we were in the first period,'' Alfredsson said. ``I think that's the biggest thing for us. If we go out there and give it a great effort, we're a tough team to beat. We've got a great chance of winning every game now, and that should be our mind-set.''

Dany Heatley, who scored Ottawa's other two goals in a 10-4 victory in Buffalo on Wednesday night, assisted on Alfredsson's goal to extend his team-record points streak to 12 games to begin the season.

``It was good for me to come here. I've had a lot of fun so far,'' said Heatley, acquired in an Aug. 23 trade that sent Marian Hossa to Atlanta. ``I'm playing on a good team with a great bunch of guys, so it's been a lot of fun for me so far.''

The Senators moved into the Eastern Conference lead with 20 points.

Wade Redden scored his sixth goal 6:32 into the third to put the Senators up 3-2. Mike Fisher added his second of the season at 8:48 to restore Ottawa's two-goal lead.

``I thought we battled pretty hard,'' Redden said. ``Even though they tied it early in the third, we kept coming and got the win.''

Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards scored power-play goals for Tampa Bay, which lost its second straight following a season-high, three-game winning streak.

``We can't put our heads down after this one,'' Lecavalier said. ``We came back, we played well offensively, we were skating - it was a great hockey game on both sides, but we didn't get a chance to finish them off after we tied it.

Senators goalie Dominik Hasek played a big part there, stopped 31 shots - including 18 of 19 in the third - to improve to 7-2-0.

``He was the difference in the game, I felt,'' Ottawa coach Bryan Murray said. ``We got a couple of pucks into the slot that we scored on, and they had a couple of really good chances and I thought Dominik was outstanding for the most part.''

Richards drew the Lightning within one before the end of the period, scoring his sixth of the season to complete a fine passing play with Martin St. Louis and Vinnie Prospal. Lecavalier evened it at 2 with his ninth goal 4:12 into the third, also with the man advantage.

Notes: Lightning goalie John Grahame made 27 saves. ... Alfredsson has six goals and seven assists in his last five games. ... The Senators have 58 goals in 12 games.

scoring summary
1st Period
07:13
OTT
Marty Havlat (6) ASST: Peter Schaefer (10), Antoine Vermette (1)
1 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
07:44
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson (12) ASST: Dany Heatley (12), Wade Redden (9)
2 - 0 OTT
10:31
TBL
PPG - Brad Richards (6) ASST: Martin St. Louis (6), Vinny Prospal (10)
2 - 1 OTT
3rd Period
04:12
TBL
PPG - Vincent Lecavalier (9) ASST: Vinny Prospal (11), Martin St. Louis (7)
2 - 2 Tie
06:32
OTT
Wade Redden (3) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (11), Jason Spezza (18)
3 - 2 OTT
08:48
OTT
Mike Fisher (2) ASST: NONE
4 - 2 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
18:24
OTT
Bryan Smolinski  Tripping against  Dan Boyle
2nd Period
00:33
TBL
Paul Ranger  Hooking against  Chris Kelly
10:25
OTT
Mike Fisher  Charging against  Nick Tarnasky
15:50
OTT
Bryan Smolinski  Hooking against  Ruslan Fedotenko
19:49
OTT
Andrej Meszaros  Hooking against  Dimitri Afanasenkov
3rd Period
01:22
OTT
Chris Phillips  Interference against  Dave Andreychuk
04:03
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Hooking against  Vinny Prospal
09:05
OTT
Dominik Hasek  Interference against  Rob DiMaio
17:36
TBL
Pavel Kubina  Hi-sticking against  Marty Havlat
goalie stats
John Grahame
John Grahame
SA: 31TOI: 59:52
Saves: 27EV: 23 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .871SH: 1 - 1
Dominik Hasek
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 31EV: 24 - 24
PIM: 2PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .939SH: 0 - 0