After their 7 game losing slump, the Ottawa Senators have been on a roll winning 5. First it was the match against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Sens won 4-1 with both Jason Spezza & Dany Heatley scoring two goals. Spezza, coming off a three-point night in a 6-0 win at Carolina on Wednesday, scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period on a power play as the Senators rallied from a 1-0 deficit to close out a 4-0-1 road trip. Senators goalie Martin Gerber turned aside 26 of 27 shots. Captain Daniel Alfredsson scored his 800th point on an assist for Spezza’s first goal.
Then Heatley scored twice again, and Antoine Vermette had a goal and two assists in the Senators’ 7-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday night. Nick Foligno, Chris Kelly, Joe Corvo and Andrej Meszaros also scored for the Senators, who played their first home game in two weeks. Spezza had two assists. It was special for Heatley to score a brace against his former team. Gerber made his second straight start for Ottawa and wasn’t tested often as the Thrashers had only six shots in each of the first two periods. He was busier in the third when the Thrashers had 13 shots and enjoyed nearly four minutes of 5-on-3 power-play time.