Senators Gameday

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:29 AM ET

TONIGHT:

ARENA: St. Pete Times Forum

GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m.

TV: Rogers Sportsnet

RADIO: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM,

Star 96 FM (Pembroke), Jewel 1220 AM (Cornwall) and Kix 102.7 (Kingston)

KEEP AN EYE ON ...

20 VACLAV PROSPAL C

AGE: 31 HT: 6-foot-1 WT: 194 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 60 GP 21 G 40 A 61 Pts 42 PIMs

THE SKINNY: The former Senator has played his best hockey with the Lightning. He had a career-high 79 points in 2002-03. After a year with Anaheim, he's now on pace for a better than point-a-game year ... After signing with the Ducks as a free agent in 2003, he was reacquired by the Lightning for a second-round draft pick in the summer of 2004 ... He won the world championship with the Czech Republic in 2000 and 2004 and a bronze medal at the Turin Olympics ... He came to the Senators in 1998, along with Pat Falloon, from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Alexandre Daigle.

NOTEWORTHY:

Following Saturday night's 6-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the Lightning is just 16-11-2 at home and has been outscored 95-88 ... Including the loss to the Habs, the Lightning is just 3-11-1 this season against the Northeast Division teams ... C Vincent Lecavalier leads the Lightning with 11 power-play goals ... Tampa G John Grahame allowed 4+ goals for the third straight game on Saturday night ... The Lightning gave up four unanswered third-period goals in the loss to the Habs. "It's not the loss (that bothers me), it's not the goaltending, it's what we did after that third goal," said Tampa coach John Tortorella. "I thought we just shut it down. I think we fought like hell, no matter how ugly it was to get it 2-2 ... was our goaltending good? No, but we cannot start looking to our goaltending if we let in a lousy goal and then shut it down. If we are not getting the saves then we better win the game 6-5, or whatever it takes."

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SENATORS: RW Martin Havlat (shoulder), out until April 1; G Dominik Hasek (adductor muscle), out indefinitely, LW Brian McGrattan (bruised foot), day-to-day.

LIGHTNING: No significant injuries.


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