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CHRIS STEVENSON

, Last Updated: 8:33 AM ET

HOW THEY SCORED

FIRST PERIOD

1. SENATORS: After a nice job by Schubert keeping the puck in the zone, Neil hits the post. Foligno dives into the crease to knock the loose puck into the crease. SENS 1, THRASHERS 0.

2. SENATORS: Kelly and Vermette break over the line with Vermette kicking a pass up to his stick. Kelly goes hard to the net and knocks in the pass. SENS 2, THRASHERS 0.

3. THRASHERS: Kovalchuk uses his explosive speed to beat just about all the Senators on the ice to the outside and rips a shot over Gerber's glove. SENS 2, THRASHERS 1.

4. SENATORS: On the power play, Meszaros takes Schubert's pass and rips a one-timer behind Hedberg. SENS 3, THRASHERS 1.

SECOND PERIOD

5. SENATORS: Corvo takes a pass from Spezza and wires a shot by Hedberg on the stick side. SENS 4, THRASHERS 1.

6. SENATORS: Heatley skates into the circle and using a Thrashers defenceman as a screen, wrists one by Hedberg, who is then pulled by Waddell. SENS 5, THRASHERS 1.

7. THRASERS: Recchi fires a pass across the slot to Perrin, who snaps home the shot. SENS 5, THRASHERS 2.

THIRD PERIOD

8. THRASERS: Working on a 5-on-3, Kovalchuk takes a pass at the the top of the circle and wires one to the top corner. SENS 5, THRASHERS 3.

9. SENATORS: Heatley takes a pass from Corvo on a 2-on-1 and whips it into the top corner. SENS 6, THRASHERS 3.

10. SENATORS: Vermette converts a pass from Alfredsson. SENS 7, THRASHERS 3.

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THREE STARS

- Vermette, Senators

- Heatley, Senators

- Kovalchuk, Thrashers

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NOTEBOOK

Dany Heatley went into the game with a healthy league lead of plus-24, well ahead of Red Wings D Nicklas Lidstrom (plus-17).

Sun Rating: 3 out of 5


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