Big 3 look to finish 1-2-3

DON BRENNAN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:26 AM ET

They currently sit second, fifth and 13th in league scoring.

Yet despite the injury problems they've had, Daniel Alfredsson believes he, Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley still have a chance at finishing 1-2-3.

"I don't see why not, if we stay healthy," said Alfredsson. "I don't think it's something we think about every day. We just go out there and try to help the teams win.

"If we win a lot of games down the stretch, I'm sure we're going to get a lot of points."

The Senators' top line served notice its back bigger then ever when, in playing together for the first time since Jan. 12, they combined for 15 points in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Habs.

Alfredsson, who has missed six games, now trails only Alex Ovechkin, and that's just by a three-point margin. Spezza, who has also missed six, is in fifth place with 71 points, or just five off the pace. Heatley, who was sidelined for 11 games, is 13 points back of the lead with 63.

Alfredsson, Spezza and Heatley are 1-2-3 in the league when it comes to points per game average, with 1.49, 1.42 and 1.40 respectively.

"It seems like everybody pushes each other," Alfredsson said of the league which has been dominated at different times by the likes of Vincent Lecavalier, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Henrik Zetterberg. "It seems like nobody can really break out. It's like a cycling race. You see someone get ahead, and everybody pulls a little harder to get back (near the lead)."

Spezza, meanwhile, was yesterday named the NHL's first star of the week.


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