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