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BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:51 AM ET

THE GOALS

FIRST PERIOD

1. SENS: On the power play, Heatley jumps on a Smolinski rebound and beats Gerber on the glove side. Sens 1, Canes 0

SECOND PERIOD

2. SENS: After getting knocked down in the slot, Smolinski gets up in time to pick up the puck and beat Gerber on the stick side. Sens 2, Canes 0

3. SENS: Short-handed, Vermette throws the puck back in the slot to Eaves, who beats Gerber high on the stick side with a good wrist shot. Sens 3, Canes 0

4. CANES: Hasek makes the initial save on Hedican's backhand, but Cole is there to put the rebound home. Sens 3, Canes 1

THIRD PERIOD

5. SENS: Alfredsson beats Gerber on the stick side by tipping a pass from Heatley home. Sens 4, Canes 1

6. SENS: Schaefer takes a pass from Volchenkov in the circle and beats Gerber stick side. Sens 5, Canes 1

7. SENS: Short-handed, Vermette beats Ward on a breakaway five-hole. Sens 6, Canes 1

8. CANES: Williams on a rebound beats Hasek five-hole. Sens 6, Canes 2

3 STARS

Selected by Bruce Garrioch

1. Hasek

Senators

2. Vermette

Senators

3. Alfredsson

Senators

ON DECK

- Tomorrow

vs. Islanders

7:30 p.m.

Corel Centre

- TV

None

- Radio

Team 1200, CJRC 1150

NOTES

Senators RW Chris Neil returned to the lineup after missing practice Tuesday with the stomach flu. He said he was fine after six hours ... The 'Canes scratched RW Radim Vrbata, D Andrew Hutchinson and RW Jesse Boulerice.

Sun Rating: 4 out of 5


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