|FLA||1||3||0||(0 - 0)||4|
|OTT||0||4||1||(0 - 0)||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).
|PPG - David Booth Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
1 - 0 FLA
|Dany Heatley Snap shot - ASST: Jason Spezza , Wade Redden|
1 - 1 Tie
|Christoph Schubert Slapshot - ASST: NONE|
2 - 1 OTT
|Joe Corvo Slapshot - ASST: Jason Spezza , Dany Heatley|
3 - 1 OTT
|PPG - Brett McLean Snap shot - ASST: Olli Jokinen , Richard Zednik|
3 - 2 OTT
|Nathan Horton Snap shot - ASST: Gregory Campbell , Kamil Kreps|
3 - 3 Tie
|Chris Phillips Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Fisher , Anton Volchenkov|
4 - 3 OTT
|Olli Jokinen Wrist shot - ASST: Jay Bouwmeester , Richard Zednik|
4 - 4 Tie
|PPG - Dany Heatley Wrist shot - ASST: Wade Redden , Jason Spezza|
5 - 4 OTT
|Chris Kelly Tripping against Ruslan Salei|
|Anton Volchenkov Tripping against Stephen Weiss|
|Chris Neil Holding against Jay Bouwmeester|
|Cory Murphy Hi-sticking against Anton Volchenkov|
|Anton Volchenkov Hi-sticking against David Booth|
|Bryan Allen Tripping against Chris Neil|
|Stephen Weiss Holding against Brian McGrattan|
|Steve Montador Hooking against Andrej Meszaros|
|Mike Fisher Holding against Jassen Cullimore|
|SA: 34||TOI: 59:21|
|Saves: 29||EV: 24 - 28|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 5|
|SV%: .853||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 33||TOI: 59:55|
|Saves: 29||EV: 26 - 28|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 4|
|SV%: .879||SH: 1 - 1|