The Pizza Line Leads Top-seeded ’06-’07 Senators Over 8th-seeded ’00-’01 Senators in Five Games

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The Pizza Line of Dany Heatley, Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson totaled 26 points in five games to lead the ’06-’07 Senators over the ’00-’01 Senators. (via espn.com)

This series started out with the “Pizza Line,” scoring just 31 seconds into Game 1 with Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley setting up Daniel Alfredsson for the top-seeded ’06-’07 Senators. Later, Andreas Dackell scored for the 8th-seeded ’00-’01 Senators almost eight minutes into the third to tie the game 3-3. However, Alfie scored with less than four minutes left to take a 4-3 lead and that would prove to be the game-winner. The Pizza Line posted seven points in the win. Then, they accounted for eight points in Game 2, in which they won 5-2. Spezza accounted for five of those points with two goals and three assists. The ’00-’01 Senators finally got on the board in the series with a 6-3 win in Game 3 with their depth players leading the way. The line of Rob ZamunerMagnus Arvedson-Dackell totaled eight points with Zamuner posted three goals and one assist for four points. Ray Emery then won Game 4 for the ’06-’07 Senators by stopping 35 of 36 shots against to lead them to a 3-1 win. Spezza posted two goals and an assist in the win to lead them offensively. The ’06-’07 Senators wrapped up the series with a 4-2 win in Game 5 with Emery, again, leading the way. He stopped 51 of 53 and defenseman Christoph Schubert led them offensively with two goals.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’00-’01 Senators 0 2 1 3
’06-’07 Senators 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 OTT – 4   ’00-’01 OTT – 3   (1-0   ’06-’07 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Daniel Alfredsson (’06-’07 OTT) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   8 S

2nd Star: C – Jason Spezza (’06-’07 OTT) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +1   2 S   4 PIM

3rd Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’06-’07 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   7 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’00-’01 Senators 1 0 1 2
’06-’07 Senators 2 1 2 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 OTT – 5   ’00-’01 OTT – 2   (2-0   ’06-’07 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Jason Spezza (’06-’07 OTT) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   +4   5 S

2nd Star: D – Tom Preissing (’06-’07 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +4   2 S

3rd Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’06-’07 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   12 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’06-’07 Senators 1 0 2 3
’00-’01 Senators 1 3 2 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’00-’01 OTT – 6   ’06-’07 OTT – 3   (2-1   ’06-’07 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Rob Zamuner (’00-’01 OTT) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +4   4 S

2nd Star: C – Magnus Arvedson (’00-’01 OTT) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +4   2 S

3rd Star: D – Wade Redden (’00-’01 OTT) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’06-’07 Senators 1 1 1 3
’00-’01 Senators 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 OTT – 3   ’00-’01 OTT – 1   (3-1   ’06-’07 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Jason Spezza (’06-’07 OTT) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   6 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: G – Ray Emery (’06-’07 OTT) – W   1.00 GAA   .972 SV% (35 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’06-’07 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   7 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’00-’01 Senators 1 0 1 2
’06-’07 Senators 2 0 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 OTT – 4   ’00-’01 OTT – 2   (4-2   ’06-’07 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Ray Emery (’06-’07 OTT) – W   2.00 GAA   .962 SV% (51 SV’s)

2nd Star: D – Christoph Schubert (’06-’07 OTT) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   3 S

3rd Star: G – Patrick Lalime (’00-’01 OTT) – L   3.00 GAA   .929 SV% (39 SV’s)

Up next is the 4-5 matchup between the ’01-’02 Ottawa Senators and the ’12-’13 Ottawa Senators!

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