Game Day

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:50 AM ET

SENATORS AT LIGHTNING

TONIGHT

St. Pete Times Forum

7:30 p.m.

- TV: Sportsnet, RDS

- Radio: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM, Star 96 FM (Pembroke), Jewel 1220 AM.

PROFILE:

4 VINCENT LECAVALIER C

AGE: 25 HT: 6-foot-4 WT: 208 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 7 GP 4 G 2 A 6 P 0 PIMs

THE SKINNY: Was signed to a five-year deal in the off-season that will pay him $6 million US this season ... Played 30 games in Russia during the lockout ... Was the MVP for Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey in September 2004 and has a shot to play at the Turin Olympics in February ... He scored 66 points in 81 games in 2003-04 and helped lead the Lightning to a Stanley Cup ... He was named the Bolts captain in 1999-2000 ... Drafted No. 1 overall by the Lightning in 1998.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

- SENATORS: C Mike Fisher (shoulder), day-to-day.

- LIGHTNING: None.

NOTEBOOK:

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Here's how the Lightning looked last night against the Thrashers in Atlanta. Forwards: Vaclav Prospal-Vincent Lecavalier-Ruslan Fedotenko; Frederik Modin-Brad Richards-Dmitri Afanasenkov; Dave Andreychuk-Tim Taylor-Martin St. Louis, and Rob DiMaio-Evgeny Artyukhin-Nick Tarnasky. The defence pairings: Dan Boyle-Paul Ranger; Pavel Kubina-Darryl Sydor, and Nolan Pratt-Cory Sarich ... The Lightning spent 36 hours in Atlantic City, N.J., resting, relaxing, playing golf and practising before their game against the Thrashers. Coach John Tortorella worked the players hard in practice. "There was no (complaining). They struggled through it, but they got through it," said Tortorella. "That's part of it. I think that's part of the camaraderie you go through on these trips." ... Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is on a five-game point streak with five goals and four assists ... C Antoine Vermette has scored the game-winning goal in the Sens' last two games ... It's not known whether the Lightning will use G John Grahame or G Sean Burke tonight.


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