Senators Gameday

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:21 AM ET

TONIGHT:

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

TV: A-Channel.

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

KEEP AN EYE ON...

14. JONATHAN CHEECHOO RW

AGE: 25 HT: 6-foot-1 WT: 190 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 40 GP 24 G 15 A 39 PTS 18 PIMs

THE SKINNY: Nobody has benefitted more from the acquisition of Joe Thornton than this guy. In 16 games since the trade that made the former Bruins star his centre, Cheechoo has 17 goals, including two hat tricks ... Closing in on his single-season high of 28 goals he scored in 2003-04 ... Tied (with Dany Heatley, Alexander Ovechkin and Jaromir Jagr) for third in the NHL's power-play goals department with 12 ... Leads the team in shots on goal with 152 ... Has zero points in two career games vs. Senators ... Born in that famous Ontario moose factory, Moose Factory ... Starred for OHL's Belleville Bulls.

NOTEWORTHY:

Senators G Dominik Hasek will make his 30th start of the season tonight. His career record vs. San Jose is 7-2-3, with a 2.24 GAA and one shutout .... Sharks C Joe Thornton leads the NHL with 44 assists ... W Josh Langfeld, a member of the Senators organization from 2001-04 who only played 51 games for Ottawa, scored his first two goals as a Shark on Tuesday ... Heading into last night's action, the Senators had the top four plus-minus players in the league with W Dany Heatley (+27), W Daniel Alfredsson (+26), D Andrej Meszaros (+26) and D Wade Redden (+24) .... Former 67's captain Alyn McCauley has eight goals and 11 assists while averaging 14:54 of ice time with San Jose this season ... The Sharks' power play ranks 16th, while their penalty killing is 25th in the NHL. The Senators are third and seventh, respective-ly, in the two categories.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SHARKS: RW Ryane Clowe (ankle), day-to-day; RW Scott Parker (head), day-to-day.

SENATORS: C Jason Spezza (torn chest tendon), day-to-day; D/LW Christoph Schubert (hamstring), day-to-day; RW Martin Havlat (shoulder), out for the remainder of regular season.


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