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game recap

Senators 5, Panthers 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 5, Panthers 4
Florida Panthers 4, Ottawa Senators 5

OTTAWA - Dany Heatley had two goals and an assist in his return from a shoulder injury and the Ottawa Senators beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 Thursday night.

Christoph Schubert, Joe Corvo and Chris Phillips also scored for the Senators, who went 3-8-0 with Heatley out with a separated shoulder. Jason Spezza had three assists and Wade Redden finished with two.

David Booth, Nathan Horton, Brett McLean and Olli Jokinen scored for the Panthers, who had won three straight.

Heatley's second goal of the game put Ottawa in front 5-4 at 7:26 of the third period. Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun got a piece of Redden's shot, but Heatley was right there to tap it in as it fell behind Vokoun's left leg.

Vokoun finished with 29 saves, and Ray Emery also made 29 stops for the Senators.

The Panthers controlled the first period, but were outscored 4-3 in the second.

Booth gave Florida the lead with a power-play goal late in the first period, as the Panthers built a 16-5 advantage in shots.

Heatley tied it 58 seconds into the second, and Schubert and Corvo scored as Ottawa went in front 3-1.

McLean then scored on the power play just before the midway point of the period and Horton tied it again at 10:04.

The scoring didn't stop there as Phillips gave the Senators a 4-3 lead at 13:31, and Jokinen scored 46 seconds later.

Notes: The Panthers are 13-6-0 in their last 19 road games after starting the season 1-8-1 away from Sunrise, Fla. They set their franchise record with 18 road wins in 1993-94, their inaugural season ... Vokoun made his 50th start of the season in goal for the Panthers ... The 11 games Heatley missed are the only ones he has missed as a member of the Senators ... The Senators recorded their 21st consecutive sellout wtih a crowd of 19,435 ... Ottawa announced it has signed president and chief executive officer Roy Mlakar to a one-year contract extension.

Listen to post-game audio from Dany Heatley (mp3 file) and Jason Spezza (mp3 file).

scoring summary
1st Period
16:19
FLA
PPG - David Booth (15) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 FLA
2nd Period
00:58
OTT
Dany Heatley (26) ASST: Jason Spezza (43), Wade Redden (25)
1 - 1 Tie
04:08
OTT
Christoph Schubert (5) ASST: NONE
2 - 1 OTT
05:47
OTT
Joe Corvo (6) ASST: Jason Spezza (44), Dany Heatley (32)
3 - 1 OTT
09:19
FLA
PPG - Brett McLean (7) ASST: Olli Jokinen (28), Richard Zednik (10)
3 - 2 OTT
10:04
FLA
Nathan Horton (15) ASST: Gregory Campbell (6), Kamil Kreps (11)
3 - 3 Tie
13:31
OTT
Chris Phillips (5) ASST: Mike Fisher (23), Anton Volchenkov (9)
4 - 3 OTT
14:17
FLA
Olli Jokinen (27) ASST: Jay Bouwmeester (12), Richard Zednik (11)
4 - 4 Tie
3rd Period
07:26
OTT
PPG - Dany Heatley (27) ASST: Wade Redden (26), Jason Spezza (45)
5 - 4 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
15:24
OTT
Chris Kelly  Tripping against  Ruslan Salei
2nd Period
07:33
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Tripping against  Stephen Weiss
11:37
OTT
Chris Neil  Holding against  Jay Bouwmeester
12:01
FLA
Cory Murphy  Hi-sticking against  Anton Volchenkov
15:23
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Hi-sticking against  David Booth
3rd Period
01:18
FLA
Bryan Allen  Tripping against  Chris Neil
06:20
FLA
Stephen Weiss  Holding against  Brian McGrattan
10:21
FLA
Steve Montador  Hooking against  Andrej Meszaros
11:18
OTT
Mike Fisher  Holding against  Jassen Cullimore
goalie stats
Tomas Vokoun
Tomas Vokoun
SA: 34TOI: 59:21
Saves: 29EV: 24 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .853SH: 1 - 1
Ray Emery
SA: 33TOI: 59:55
Saves: 29EV: 26 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .879SH: 1 - 1