© St. Petersburg Times, published January 20, 2003
WHEN/WHERE: 7; St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
TV/RADIO: Sunshine; WDAE-AM 620.
THE LOWDOWN: The Senators are 25-4-4-1 in their past 34 games and have a league-high 30 victories and 66 points. ... Ottawa has won five straight and is 9-2-0 in its past 11 on the road. ... G Patrick Lalime has won four straight with three shutouts and a .974 save percentage (74 of 76). ... RW Marian Hossa is second in the league with 30 goals. He is tied for second with 12 power-play goals and seven winning goals. ... C Radek Bonk has four goals, four assists in his past four games. ... The Lightning has lost three straight overall and is 3-2-1-1 in its past seven at home. ... The Senators have an 11-game unbeaten streak against the Lightning (10-0-1). ... Tampa Bay F Vinny Prospal has a goal and seven assists in his past six games. ... This is the third of four meetings. Ottawa won 6-3 and 7-0. ... Tampa Bay is 12-6-2-2 at home. Ottawa is 13-6-4 on the road. ... The Lightning is 14-13-4-3 against the East. The Senators are 22-6-4-1. ... Tampa Bay trails the series 14-24-2 and is 8-10-2 at home, where it hasn't won since March 2000 (0-4-1).
-- Compiled by Damian Cristodero.