Senators Gameday: Ottawa at Tampa Bay

BRUCE GARRIOCH

, Last Updated: 10:50 AM ET

KEEP AN EYE ON ...

22 DAN BOYLE D

AGE: 30 HT: 5-foot-11 WT: 190 lbs.

2006-07 STATS: 23 GP 4 G 11 A 15 PTS 20 PIMs

THE SKINNY: Is in his fifth season with the Lightning ... The Ottawa native was acquired by the Bolts from the Panthers on Jan. 7, 2002 for a fifth-round draft pick ... Was selected to be on the taxi squad with Team Canada at the Turin Olympics last February ... Finished with a career-high 15 goals last season with Tampa ... Played 26:59 in Game 5 of the first-round series against the Senators last spring. Had three assists in five games against the Senators ... Played in Sweden during the lockout in 2004-05 ... Is a graduate of Miami of Ohio and signed as a free agent with the Panthers in 1998 ... Has 2G-8A-10P in 20 career games against Ottawa.

ARENA: St. Petes Times Forum, 5 p.m.

TV: Rogers Sportsnet. Radio: Team 1200 AM, Star 96 FM (Pembroke), 1220 AM (Cornwall), KIX 102.7 FM (Kingston) and CJRC 1150 AM.

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OTTAWA SENATORS

PLAYERS GP G A P +/- PIMS

15 Heatley 23 14 14 28 4 6

19 Spezza 23 10 17 27 5 16

11 Alfredsson 23 7 13 20 1 10

12 Fisher 23 4 12 16 3 6

20 Vermette 23 8 8 16 -4 8

25 Neil 23 7 8 15 6 54

7 Corvo 18 2 12 14 -2 14

27 Schaefer 19 4 9 13 -4 8

14 Meszaros 23 3 9 12 -4 32

44 Eaves 23 3 8 11 6 13

42 Preissing 22 2 7 9 11 4

37 McAmmond 23 4 4 8 2 2

22 Kelly 23 3 4 7 6 8

4 Phillips 23 2 5 7 4 32

17 Hamel 17 3 2 5 3 2

6 Redden 15 2 3 5 4 8

24 Volchenkov 23 0 5 5 8 14

5 Schubert 22 1 2 3 7 31

16 McGrattan 18 0 1 1 0 46

GOALIES MP W-L-OT GAA SV% SO

1 Emery 686 8-3-0 2.19 .928 0

29 Gerber 695 3-8-1 3.45 .890 0

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

PLAYERS GP G A P +/- PIMS

26 St. Louis 23 14 14 28 7 6

4 Lecavalier 23 10 16 26 7 12

19 Richards 23 8 11 19 -3 9

15 Alexeev 23 7 9 16 7 8

22 Boyle 23 4 11 15 -1 20

71 Kuba 23 2 12 14 6 10

20 Prospal 23 3 11 14 -6 14

34 Craig 15 8 4 12 7 25

17 Fedotenko 23 6 6 12 1 24

54 Ranger 23 0 10 10 -1 14

9 Perrin 23 5 3 8 -5 12

29 Afanasenkov 23 3 3 6 -6 8

24 Karlsson 18 2 3 5 -2 6

21 Sarich 23 0 5 5 3 25

7 Richardson 20 0 3 3 5 12

44 Pratt 22 0 2 2 3 15

27 Taylor 18 1 1 2 1 6

3 Janik 23 0 1 1 -2 19

49 Jones 3 0 1 1 0 0

74 Tarnasky 19 0 1 1 0 18

GOALIES MP W-L-OT GAA SV% SO

40 Holmqvist 602 7-3-0 2.69 .902 0

30 Denis 785 5-7-1 3.29 .878 0

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SENATORS: D Anton Volchenkov (lower body), day-to-day.

LIGHTNING: RW Rob DiMaio (concussion), out indefinitely; C Tim Taylor (neck contusion), won't play.

NOTEWORTHY

Expect to see G Johan Holmqvist, who has moved ahead of G Marc Denis on the depth chart, make the start for the Bolts. Holmqvist made 23 saves for his seventh win when Tampa beat the Atlanta Thrashers 3-2 in overtime on Friday ... Lightning D Dan Boyle had two goals, including the 24th power-play marker of his career, against Atlanta and has five points in his last two games ... The Senators went 4-0-0 against the Bolts last season and are 17-2-1-0 in their last 20 games vs. Tampa ... There are less than 1,750 tickets remaining for Thursday's game against the Florida Panthers at Scotiabank Place ... Bolts RW Martin St. Louis has a three-game point scoring streak ... Tampa G Sean Burke, assigned to the minors after training camp, has been dressing as a backup with the Springfield Falcons. He hasn't played since Nov. 11.


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