Dany Heatley returns after 11 games and the Ottawa Senator really needs him. Heatley, coming back after injuring his shoulder, scored 2 goals on route to a much needed 5-4 win over the Florida Panthers. Christoph Schubert, Joe Corvo and Chris Phillips also scored for the Senators, who went 3-8-0 with Heatley out with a separated shoulder. Jason Spezza had three assists, while Wade Redden had two. Ray Emery hadÂ 29 saves for the Sens.
After loses in February to fellow Canadian teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens, this was a victory much needed to boost confidence.