TORONTO – Dany Heatley scored four consecutive goals to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 8-0 rout over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He netted his first on a rebound when goalie Ed Belfour failed to catch a puck after initially making a glove save. Heatley made it 4-0 at 1:16 of the second period after Toronto’s defense failed to check him in front of the net.

The next goal came after he fell down and scored on a one-timer from the circle at 4:19 of the second.

Heatley recorded his career-high fourth goal on a breakaway at 5:33 of the third. He is the first NHL player with four goals in a game since Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin did it Feb. 24, 2004, versus Detroit.

Acquired from Atlanta in a trade for Marian Hossa, Heatley entered with two career hat tricks, his last coming on Jan. 23, 2003, at the New York Rangers. He has eight goals in nine games with the Senators.

Heatley asked the Thrashers to trade him because he wanted a fresh start after the 2003 car wreck that killed Atlanta teammate Dan Snyder while Heatley was driving.

The Maple Leafs lost at home by eight goals for the first time since losing 10-2 to the Winnipeg Jets on March, 18, 1989.

Backup Mikael Tellqvist replaced Belfour after Heatley’s third goal. Belfour allowed five goals on 15 shots.

Dominik Hasek made 27 saves for his second shutout of the season and 65th of his career, one behind Patrick Roy for 13th on the NHL list. The Senators improved to 3-0 over their provincial rivals.

After Toronto fell behind 4-0, enforcer Tie Domi and Ottawa’s Brian McGrattan dropped the gloves. McGrattan bloodied Domi’s nose with a punch that sent Domi to the ice. Toronto’s other enforcer, Wade Belak, had his nose broken in a fight in Thursday’s loss to Boston.

Toronto’s Darcy Tucker also tried to get his team going with a series of big checks in the second period, but he found himself sprawled on the ice after a hit by Ottawa’s Anton Volchenkov.

Daniel Alfredsson made it 7-0 at 8:34 of the third, and Chris Kelly made it 8-0 less than two minutes later. Fans jeered when it was announced it was the last minute of the third period.

Mike Fisher gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead at 1:39 of the first. Belfour failed to clear the puck from his end and passed it to Alfredsson. He centered a pass to Fisher, who scored on a one-timer.

Chris Neil made it 2-0 after a rebound deflected off the skate of Belak, and past Belfour at 15:36 of the second.

Notes: Toronto’s Mariusz Czerkawski (shoulder) and Aki Berg (ribs) didn’t play. … Kelly scored his first goal.

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