3rd-seeded ’05-’06 Senators Sweep 2nd-seeded ’02-’03 Senators to Inch Closer to Repeat Berth in UNP

The reigning representatives, the '05-'06 Senators, have made it look easy in this qualifying tourney as they have yet to lose a game heading into the Final. (via ottawasun.com)

The reigning representatives, the ’05-’06 Senators, have made it look easy in this qualifying tourney as they have yet to lose a game heading into the Final. (via ottawasun.com)

The 2nd-seeded ’02-’03 Senators were putting the pressure on the reigning representatives in Game 1. Thanks to a three-goal second period, including two goals from Magnus Arvedson, they held a 4-2 lead going into the third. However, Daniel Alfredsson got one back for the 3rd-seeded ’05-’06 Senators early in the third and then Chris Kelly scored with the extra attacker on in the final minute of the period to force overtime. Chris Neil would eventually score the game-winner for the ’05-’06 Senators with less than three minutes remaining in a SECOND overtime period. Dominik Hasek then registered a 23-save shutout in Game 2 as the ’05-’06 Senators won 4-0 with Mike Fisher potting two goals. In Game 3, the ’02-’03 Senators held a lead going into the third, again, and once again, the ’05-’06 Senators tied it and forced an overtime with Dany Heatley netting the game-tier. It was then Heatley who scored the game-winner at the 11:45 mark of overtime to complete his hat trick bid for the ’05-’06 Senators. The ’05-’06 Senators finished the sweep with a 5-1 win in Game 4. Hasek led the way as he stopped all but one of 31 shots against.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’05-’06 Senators 1 1 2 1 5
’02-’03 Senators 1 3 0 0 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 OTT – 5   ’02-’03 OTT – 4   (2OT)   (1-0   ’05-’06 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Jason Spezza (’05-’06 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +4   14 S

2nd Star: LW – Magnus Arvedson (’02-’03 OTT) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   5 S

3rd Star: D – Zdeno Chara (’05-’06 OTT) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   8 S   2 PIM

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’05-’06 Senators 1 0 3 4
’02-’03 Senators 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 OTT – 4   ’02-’03 OTT – 0   (2-0   ’05-’06 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Dominik Hasek (’05-’06 OTT) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (23 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Mike Fisher (’05-’06 OTT) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   4 S

3rd Star: D – Brian Pothier (’05-’06 OTT) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +3   1 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’02-’03 Senators 2 1 0 0 3
’05-’06 Senators 1 1 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 OTT – 4   ’02-’03 OTT – 3   (OT)   (3-0   ’05-’06 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’05-’06 OTT) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +2   8 S

2nd Star: RW – Marian Hossa (’02-’03 OTT) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   9 S

3rd Star: RW – Daniel Alfredsson (’05-’06 OTT) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’02-’03 Senators 0 0 1 1
’05-’06 Senators 2 3 0 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’05-’06 OTT – 5   ’02-’03 OTT – 1   (4-0   ’05-’06 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Zdeno Chara (’05-’06 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S

2nd Star: G – Dominik Hasek (’05-’06 OTT) – W   1.00 GAA   .968 SV% (30 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’05-’06 OTT) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   6 S   2 PIM

The 2015 Ottawa Senators (Modern) Qualifying Final will be the top-seeded ’06-’07 Senators taking on the reigning representatives, the 3rd-seeded ’05-’06 Senators!

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