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Senators Top Bruins

Dany Heatley scored three goals and set up another, and the Senators beat the Bruins 4-1 Tuesday night in Ottawa.

After scoring just three goals in 13 games, Heatley has four goals in his past two, both wins for the Senators. Jason Spezza had a goal and an assist for Ottawa, and Andrej Meszaros added two assists.

Goalie Martin Gerber made his sixth straight start for the Senators and looks to have solidified his hold on the No. 1 position as Ray Emery sits.Gerber made 28 saves. He lost his shutout bid when Glen Murray scored with less than three minutes to play in the third period.

Alex Auld (21 saves) made his third straight start for the Bruins since relieving Tim Thomas during an 8-2 loss to the Maple Leafs March 6.

The Bruins have one win in their past six games, scoring just seven goals. They have been shut out 1-0 twice, including a shootout loss to the Rangers Sunday.

"We're kind of struggling to score goals, but before this game we got three out of four points, so it was pretty good before this game," rookie David Krejci said. "We've got to bear down and try to score on our chances."

More injuries for Sabres: Jaroslav Spacek could miss the rest of the regular season and Dmitri Kalinin will be out indefinitely, leaving Buffalo without two veteran defensemen for its final playoff push.

Spacek (nine goals, 31 points) has a chest injury and will require more tests to determine when he could return, but coach Lindy Ruff said, "It's going to be a good period of time." Ruff said Kalinin (averaging more than 17 minutes) will miss up to two weeks (shoulder). Both were hurt in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Rangers Monday.

Defenseman Henrik Tallinder (shoulder), who has missed three games, is expected to return today.

The Sabres are 1-3-2 in the past six games and are falling behind in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

This program aired on March 12, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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