Sens Gameday: Ottawa at Tampa Bay

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:06 AM ET

TAMPA -- KEEP AN EYE ON ...

4 VINCENT LECAVALIER C

AGE: 27 HT: 6-foot-4 WT: 219 lbs.

2007-08 STATS: 26 GP 18 G 23 A 41 P 40 PIMs

THE SKINNY: Was selected by the Lightning No. 1 overall in the 1998 NHL draft ... Won the Maurice Richard Trophy as the league's leading goal scorer with 52 last season. Is the first Lightning player to have a 50-goal season ... Tied a team record with 16 power-play goals that was set by Brian Bradley in 1992-93 ... Played in the 2007 NHL all-star game in Dallas ... Won the Mark Messier Leadership Award for February ... Has 14 goals and nine assists in 29 career games against the Senators ... Played his first NHL game on Oct. 9, 1998 vs. Florida.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SENATORS: W Patrick Eaves (shoulder), out six weeks; D Anton Volchenkov (broken finger), out four weeks.

LIGHTNING: C Ryan Craig (knee), questionable; G Karri Ramo (ankle) out; C Tim Taylor (hip), won't play; D Dan Boyle (wrist surgery), out indefinitely.

NOTE WORTHY

Expect to see G Johan Holmqvist start tonight for the Bolts. He was in the net when the Lightning ended a six-game winless skid with a 4-1 victory over the Bruins on Saturday at home. The club is in the midst of a five-game homestand ... Tampa C Vaclav Prospal has just one goal in the last eight games. He has 13 this season ... Tampa coach John Tortorella is the third-winningest, U.S.-born coach in NHL history with 219 victories, along with Herb Brooks. Bob Johnson leads the list at 234 while Robbie Ftorek is second at 229.


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