Reigning Representatives, 3rd-seeded ’05-’06 Senators, Begin Repeat Quest with a Sweep of 6th-seeded ’97-’98 Senators

the pizza line '05-'06 senators

It was the Pizza Line again, but this time for the ’05-’06 Senators as they totaled 27 points over the four games. (via windsorstar.com)

It was a comfortable series for the reigning representatives. The 3rd-seeded ’05-’06 Senators took the opening game 5-1 with the “Pizza Line,” leading the way, again. The trio of Dany HeatleyJason SpezzaDaniel Alfredsson totaled four goals and three assists for seven points in the first game. Then, in Game 2, the Pizza Line totaled three goals and three assists to lead the ’05-’06 Senators to a 5-2 win. In Game 3, the Pizza Line was good again, but it was a significant impact from Chris Neil that helped the ’05-’06 Senators to a 5-3 win. Neil potted two goals while the Pizza Line totaled six points. Meanwhile, this was the closest game of the series with Alexei Yashin leading the 6th-seeded ’97-’98 Senators with a goal and an assist. It was then Heatley’s hat trick for the ’05-’06 Senators in Game 4 that led them to complete the sweep with a 4-2 win. The Pizza Line totaled eight points in the series-deciding fourth game.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’97-’98 Senators 0 1 0 1
’05-’06 Senators 1 2 2 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 OTT – 5   ’97-’98 OTT – 1   (1-0   ’05-’06 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Jason Spezza (’05-’06 OTT) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   6 S

2nd Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’05-’06 OTT) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   -1   11 S

3rd Star: RW – Daniel Alfredsson (’05-’06 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   -1   9 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’97-’98 Senators 0 1 1 2
’05-’06 Senators 2 0 3 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 OTT – 5   ’97-’98 OTT – 2   (2-0   ’05-’06 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Daniel Alfredsson (’05-’06 OTT) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +3   4 S

2nd Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’05-’06 OTT) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +3   12 S

3rd Star: D – Andrej Meszaros (’05-’06 OTT) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   2 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Senators 1 2 2 5
’97-’98 Senators 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 OTT – 5   ’97-’98 OTT – 3   (3-0   ’05-’06 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Daniel Alfredsson (’05-’06 OTT) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   6 S

2nd Star: RW – Chris Neil (’05-’06 OTT) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   5 S

3rd Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’05-’06 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   5 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Senators 2 2 0 4
’97-’98 Senators 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 OTT – 4   ’97-’98 OTT – 2   (4-0   ’05-’06 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’05-’06 OTT) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +2   14 S

2nd Star: RW – Daniel Alfredsson (’05-’06 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   9 S

3rd Star: C – Jason Spezza (’05-’06 OTT) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   1 S

That wraps up the First Round as the top seeds won each of the four series’!

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