2nd-seeded ’22-’23 Senators Sweep 7th-seeded ’27-’28 Senators as Benedict Posts 1.50 GAA

The legendary Cy Denneny scored the opening goal of the series as the top-seeded ’22-’23 Ottawa Senators took an early 1-0 lead in Game 1. The 7th-seeded ’27-’28 Ottawa Senators potted two goals in the second to take a 2-1 lead, but the top seed scored two in the third to take the opening game 3-2. Denneny then scored twice in Game 2 for the ’22-’23 Senators to pace the top seed in a 4-1 win and a 2-0 series lead. Defenseman Lionel Hitchman tallied three assists in the win. Denneny scored two goals in Game 3 as well as the top seed won 3-1. Defenseman George Boucher posted a goal and four assists in Game 4 as the top seed completed the sweep with a 6-2 win. Frank Nighbor scored two goals and Denneny posted a goal and two assists in the Game 4 win. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’27-’28 Senators 0 2 0 2
’22-’23 Senators 1 0 2 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’22-’23 OTS – 3   ’27-’28 OTS – 2     (1-0 ’22-’23 OTS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Clint Benedict (’22-’23 OTS) – W   2.00 GAA   .950 SV% (38 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Alec Connell (’27-’28 OTS) – L   3.00 GAA   .942 SV% (49 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – George Boucher (’22-’23 OTS) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   16 S   4 PIM

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’27-’28 Senators 0 1 0 1
’22-’23 Senators 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’22-’23 OTS – 4   ’27-’28 OTS – 1     (2-0 ’22-’23 OTS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Cy Denneny (’22-’23 OTS) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   11 S

2nd Star: D – Lionel Hitchman (’22-’23 OTS) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   0 S

3rd Star: C – Frank Nighbor (’22-’23 OTS) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   3 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’22-’23 Senators 2 0 1 3
’27-’28 Senators 0 0 1 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’22-’23 OTS – 3   ’27-’28 OTS – 1     (3-0 ’22-’23 OTS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Cy Denneny (’22-’23 OTS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   6 S

2nd Star: G – Clint Benedict (’22-’23 OTS) – W   1.00 GAA   .963 SV% (26 SV’s)

3rd Star: RW – Punch Broadbent (’22-’23 OTS) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +1   2 S   2 PIM

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’22-’23 Senators 2 1 3 6
’27-’28 Senators 2 0 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’22-’23 OTS – 6   ’27-’28 OTS – 2     (4-0 ’22-’23 OTS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – George Boucher (’22-’23 OTS) – 1 G   4 A   5 P   +4   10 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: LW – Cy Denneny (’22-’23 OTS) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   13 S

3rd Star: C – Frank Nighbor (’22-’23 OTS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   4 S

Up next, to wrap up the 1st Round, is the 3-6 matchup between the ’20-’21 Ottawa Senators and the ’25-’26 Ottawa Senators!

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