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OTTAWA (AP) - Daniel Alfredsson thinks he's playing the best hockey of his career - and he has seven goals in his past three games to prove it.
The Ottawa captain scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season and also had an assist, and Dominik Hasek made 28 saves for his third shutout in the Senators' 6-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Alfredsson, tied for the NHL scoring lead with Carolina's Eric Staal with 26 points, has seven goals and nine assists in his six-game scoring streak.
``The biggest thing is I'm having fun playing out there and we're creating a lot of chances every game,'' Alfredsson said. ``I'm playing well. I feel good. Skating's good. I've got a lot of confidence.
``I'm playing a lot and I'm putting it in when I'm getting chances. In a long year you'll go through ups and downs and right now we're having a lot of fun with it.''
The 40-year-old Hasek, in his first season with Ottawa, has 66 career shutouts to tie Patrick Roy for 13th place on the career list.
``He saved us in the second period when they were buzzing big time in our end for 10 minutes and he made some big saves to keep it a two goal game,'' Alfredsson said.
Dany Heatley, Chris Neil, Martin Havlat and Brian Smolinski also scored to help the Senators improve to 11-2-0 with their third straight victory.
``They're the best team in the NHL by far,'' Islanders center Jason Blake. ``When you put Alfredsson, Heatley and (Jason) Spezza out there on a power play, they're bound to cash in.''
Heatley, who also had an assist, has points in all 13 games the Senators have played, tying him with Marian Hossa for the franchise record. Heatley, acquired from Atlanta during the offseason, has 11 goals and 13 assists this season.
Alfredsson opened the scoring at 9:22 of the first period just seconds after emerging from the penalty box and while the Senators were still killing off another minor penalty to Mike Fisher. A point shot deflected off Senators' defenseman Chris Phillips leg and went to the neutral zone where Alfredsson had a breakaway from center ice and beat Rick DiPietro low.
Heatley extended his points streak at 15:14 of the first when he banked in a rebound on the power play. Chris Neil deflection a point shot from Brian Pothier past DiPietro 13 minutes into the second period to give Ottawa a 3-0 lead.
Havlat scored his sixth goal in his past three games to gave the Senators a 4-0 lead, wristing a shot past DiPietro three minutes into the third period.
Alfredsson picked up his second goal of the game after being pushed into DiPietro by Islanders' defenseman Brent Sopel.
Smolinski scored the Senators' third power-play goal at 13:19 of the third period.
The Senators set an attendance record with 19,776 tickets sold. The old record was 19,661, set during their 5-0 home opener win over the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 8. Capacity at the Corel Centre until this season was 18,500.
Notes: Jason Spezza reached 100 career points when he assisted on Heatley's first-period goal. Spezza finished the game with two assists, giving him 34 goals and 67 assists in 124 career games.
|SHG - Daniel Alfredsson (13) ASST: Chris Phillips (3)|
1 - 0 OTT
|PPG - Dany Heatley (11) ASST: Jason Spezza (19), Daniel Alfredsson (12)|
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|Chris Neil (6) ASST: Brian Pothier (4)|
3 - 0 OTT
|Marty Havlat (7) ASST: Antoine Vermette (2), Peter Schaefer (11)|
4 - 0 OTT
|PPG - Daniel Alfredsson (14) ASST: Jason Spezza (20), Dany Heatley (13)|
5 - 0 OTT
|PPG - Bryan Smolinski (2) ASST: Mike Fisher (2), Chris Phillips (4)|
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|Mark Parrish Tripping against Andrej Meszaros|
|Oleg Kvasha Hooking against Daniel Alfredsson|
|Daniel Alfredsson Hooking against Shawn Bates|
|Mike Fisher Holding against Jason Blake|
|Shawn Bates Hooking against Andrej Meszaros|
|Chris Phillips Interference against Mike York|
|Alexei Yashin Hooking against Zdeno Chara|
|Peter Schaefer Hi-sticking against Mark Parrish|
|Eric Godard Fighting (maj) against Brian McGrattan|
|Brian McGrattan Fighting (maj) against Eric Godard|
|Shawn Bates Interference against Bryan Smolinski|
|Dany Heatley Hooking against Brent Sopel|
|Janne Niinimaa Holding against Peter Schaefer|
|Alexei Yashin Hooking against Jason Spezza|
|Rick DiPietro Roughing against Antoine Vermette|
|Brad Lukowich Slashing against Vaclav Varada|
|Alexei Zhitnik Hooking against Chris Neil|
|Zdeno Chara Hooking against Miroslav Satan|
|Arron Asham Roughing against Peter Schaefer|
|Peter Schaefer Roughing against Arron Asham|
|SA: 32||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 26||EV: 17 - 19|
|PIM: 2||PP: 6 - 9|
|SV%: .813||SH: 3 - 4|
|SA: 28||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 28||EV: 20 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 6|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 2 - 2|