Spezza, Heatley light lamp

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 2:15 PM ET

If their performance together in scrimmage yesterday is any indication, Jason Spezza and newly-acquired Dany Heatley could be one dynamic duo.

Spezza and Heatley combined to set up three of Team Black's four goals in a 6-4 loss to Team White at the Bell Sensplex.

Senators coach Bryan Murray is going to keep Spezza and Heatley together this season as long as it works and if first impressions mean anything, they could make pretty good partners.

Heatley, picked up from the Atlanta Thrashers in a deal for winger Marian Hossa and defenceman Greg de Vries, had two goals while Spezza picked up three assists. Linemate Brandon Bochenski, playing the left side, scored the opening goal for the team.

"I thought it went pretty well," said Heatley. "We're still getting used to playing with eachother, but I know Jason Spezza is a talented player and hopefully this is something that is going to work well for both of us. It felt pretty good out there (yesterday) to have a little competition."

Spezza has enjoyed being lined up beside Heatley.

"I thought we were feeding well off each other. We probably could have had a couple of more because we had some opportunities," said Spezza.

"I like playing with Dany and I think we could be good together. The thing I like is we're both kind of big guys with good range and I think we could be good especially if it comes to digging the pucks out of the corners. Dany's got a great shot and I think that is going to help things tremendously."

Senators centre Mike Fisher also had a strong performance. He had three goals --one in a shootout -- for Team White.

"I thought Fisher was impressive," said Murray. "I knew he was a pretty tough player. I thought he looked pretty good scoring goals as well. He's got some offensive skills."

bruce.garrioch@ott.sunpub.com


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