Senators Gameday

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:04 AM ET

TONIGHT:

ARENA: Corel Centre, 7:30 p.m.

TV: A-Channel, RDS. Radio: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM, Star 96 FM (Pembroke), Jewel 1220 AM (Cornwall) and Kix 102.7 (Kingston).

KEEP AN EYE ON...

1 ROBERTO LUONGO G

AGE: 26 HT: 6-foot-3 WT: 205 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 17 GP 6-7-4 W-L-OT 2.71 GAA

THE SKINNY: Was selected No. 4 overall by the New York Islanders in the 1997 NHL entry draft ... Was dealt to the Panthers along with Olli Jokinen for Oleg Kvasha and Mark Parrish on June 24, 2000 ... Went to arbitration with the Panthers after turning down a five-year, $25-million (all terms US) deal from GM Mike Keenan. He received a one-year award in arbitration worth $3.2 million ... Suited up in the 2003-04 all-star game and was named a finalist for the Lester B. Pearson Trophy as the NHL's MVP in voting done by the players ... Has never played in an NHL playoff game in four years in Florida.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT:

PANTHERS: C Joe Niewendyk (back), day-to-day; C Nathan Horton (knee), out indefinitely; C Rostislav Olesz (knee), out indefinitely; C Anthony Stewart (wrist), Jan. 1; D Branislav Mezei (knee surgery), out for season.

SENATORS: None to report.

NOTEBOOK:

The Senators will start G Dominik Hasek in net tonight ... The Panthers have one goal from their defencemen (Joel Kwiatkowski) in the last nine games ... The Panthers have been scored on in the last minute of regulation or OT in five of their last nine games -- and three of the last four games in the last five seconds. "I am trying to get the league to make the games only 59 minutes," said coach Jacques Martin ... Florida has given up the first goal in seven straight games and the club has lost its last seven one-goal games ... During the 2003-04 season, the Senators were 15-1-2-2 against the opponents in the Southeast Division. The only loss came to Florida on Oct. 30 when they dropped a 3-2 decision ... There are 1,750 tickets remaining for tonight's game.


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