Sens simply not one-line wonders

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:37 AM ET

The Senators have the hottest line in the NHL, but they are hoping they just won't be a one-line team.

The Dany Heatley-Jason Spezza-Daniel Alfredsson line had three of the Senators' goals in their 6-0 win Saturday night, but there are some signs of life further down the depth chart.

The Peter Schaefer-Antoine Vermette-Martin Havlat trio got its fifth goal in the last two games (all by Havlat).

"We're trying to shoot ourselves," said Schaefer, "but I like (Havlat's) chances when he's shooting better than mine and (Vermette's)."

Senators coach Bryan Murray likes what he's seen from the combo.

"That line is really starting to come into its own," he said. "They're showing great speed. They're flying."

It was also encouraging for the Senators to see winger Chris Neil get his sixth goal of the season (his single-season best is 10 in his rookie year in 2001-02) and veteran Bryan Smolinski pot his second goal of the season.

It was his first goal in eight games.


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