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1/30/2007 11:53:15 AM


(Sports Network/TSN) - Mike Fisher will be back in the lineup tonight when the Ottawa Senators host red-hot Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. It will be Fisher's first game since injuring a knee on December 27.

Brian McGrattan will sit out to accomodate Fisher's return. Martin Gerber will start in goal for Ottawa.

Ovechkin has notched at least one point in 11 consecutive games, which ties a career-high for the second-year sensation. The reigning NHL Rookie of the Year has amassed 18 points (6 goals, 12 assists) during this latest run and contributed a goal and an assist in Washington's most recent game, a 7-3 victory over Carolina on Saturday.

Alexander Semin scored twice and assisted on another for the Capitals, who avenged a 6-2 setback to the Hurricanes one night earlier. Chris Clark and Kris Beech also lit the lamp in the win, while Olaf Kolzig made 34 saves for Washington.

Ovechkin's other 11-game point streak came during his rookie campaign, when he compiled five goals and 12 assists from March 18-April 7, 2006.

The Capitals, who will also play Florida and Pittsburgh on this trek, are 9-11-4 on the road for the season.

The red-hot Senators were finally stopped on Monday, when Montreal's David Aebischer stopped 26-of-27 shots to lead the Canadiens to a 3-1 victory on Ken Dryden night at the Bell Centre.

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