4th-seeded ’19-’20 Senators Upset Top-seeded ’26-’27 Senators in Five Games as Goalie Benedict Shuts the Door in Game’s 3-5

Game 1 was a high-scoring affair between the two teams. The 4th-seeded ’19-’20 Ottawa Senators eventually won Game 1 by a final of 6-5. Frank Nighbor led the way for them as he posted a goal and four assists. Meanwhile, Hooley Smith posted four assists himself for the top-seeded ’26-’27 Ottawa Senators in the loss. Then, two goals in the third period from Jack Adams led the ’26-’27 Senators to a win in Game 2. The ’19-’20 Senators would take the next three games to win the series. Punch Broadbent‘s goal at the 6:12 mark of the first period in Game 3 was the game-winning goal as the ’19-’20 Senators won 4-1. The ’19-’20 Senators dominated Game 4 and won 8-0.  Goaltender Clint Benedict pitched in a 28-save performance. Nighbor and Cy Denneny both posted five points in the win with them registering two goals and three assists and one goal and four assists, respectively. In Game 5, the ’19-’20 Senators scored three goals in the third to break a 1-1 tie and end the series with a 4-1 win. Nighbor’s three points led the offense yet again. Meanwhile, Hooley Smith was ejected late in the third period of Game 5 for head-butting. So, even in these simulated games, some teams can lose composure when they know they’re gonna get eliminated.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’19-’20 Senators 2 1 3 6
’26-’27 Senators 0 3 2 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’19-’20 OTS – 6   ’26-’27 OTS – 5     (1-0 ’19-’20 OTS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Frank Nighbor (’19-’20 OTS) – 1 G   4 A   5 P   +1   12 S

2nd Star: LW – Cy Denneny (’19-’20 OTS) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   7 S

3rd Star: LW – Jack Darragh (’19-’20 OTS) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   5 S   2 PIM

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’19-’20 Senators 1 0 1 2
’26-’27 Senators 1 1 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’26-’27 OTS – 4   ’19-’20 OTS – 2     (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Cy Denneny (’26-’27 OTS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   6 S

2nd Star: C – Jack Adams (’26-’27 OTS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   4 S

3rd Star: D – Sprague Cleghorn (’19-’20 OTS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   -1   7 S   2 PIM

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’26-’27 Senators 1 0 0 1
’19-’20 Senators 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’19-’20 OTS – 4   ’26-’27 OTS – 1     (2-1 ’19-’20 OTS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Frank Nighbor (’19-’20 OTS) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +2   20 S

2nd Star: G – Alec Connell (’26-’27 OTS) – L   4.00 GAA   .923 SV% (48 SV’s)

3rd Star: RW – Punch Broadbent (’19-’20 OTS) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’26-’27 Senators 0 0 0 0
’19-’20 Senators 3 1 4 8

GAME SUMMARY:  ’19-’20 OTS – 8   ’26-’27 OTS – 0     (3-1 ’19-’20 OTS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Frank Nighbor (’19-’20 OTS) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   +7   15 S

2nd Star: LW – Cy Denneny (’19-’20 OTS) – 1 G   4 A   5 P   +4   7 S

3rd Star: G – Clint Benedict (’19-’20 OTS) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (28 SV’s)

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’19-’20 Senators 1 0 3 4
’26-’27 Senators 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’19-’20 OTS – 4   ’26-’27 OTS – 1     (4-1 ’19-’20 OTS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Frank Nighbor (’19-’20 OTS) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   14 S

2nd Star: RW – Punch Broadbent (’19-’20 OTS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   3 S

3rd Star: LW – Cy Denneny (’19-’20 OTS) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   6 S

Up next in the Semifinal Round is a matchup between the 2nd-seeded ’22-’23 Ottawa Senators and the 6th-seeded ’25-’26 Ottawa Senators!

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