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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.
|Marty Havlat (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Peter Schaefer (10), Antoine Vermette (1)|
1 - 0 OTT
|Daniel Alfredsson (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Dany Heatley (12), Wade Redden (9)|
2 - 0 OTT
|PPG - Brad Richards (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin St. Louis (6), Vinny Prospal (10)|
2 - 1 OTT
|PPG - Vincent Lecavalier (9) Snap shot - ASST: Vinny Prospal (11), Martin St. Louis (7)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Wade Redden (3) Slapshot - ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (11), Jason Spezza (18)|
3 - 2 OTT
|Mike Fisher (2) Snap shot - ASST: NONE|
4 - 2 OTT
|Bryan Smolinski Tripping against Dan Boyle|
|Paul Ranger Hooking against Chris Kelly|
|Mike Fisher Charging against Nick Tarnasky|
|Bryan Smolinski Hooking against Ruslan Fedotenko|
|Andrej Meszaros Hooking against Dimitri Afanasenkov|
|Chris Phillips Interference against Dave Andreychuk|
|Zdeno Chara Hooking against Vinny Prospal|
|Dominik Hasek Interference against Rob DiMaio|
|Pavel Kubina Hi-sticking against Marty Havlat|