Top-seeded ’06-’07 Senators Defeat 4th-seeded ’01-’02 Senators in Seven Games After Trailing 2-0 and 3-2 in Series

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Goaltending wasn’t really the main highlight in this series, but in the four games he and his team won, Ray Emery of the ’06-’07 Senators, allowed just five goals. (via si.com)

This series was dominated by the “visiting” team’s up until Game 7. The 4th-seeded ’01-’02 Senators took Game 1 by a score of 4-3 thanks to two goals in the third period. A goal from Todd White at the 15:46 mark of the third to tie it and then Jody Hull scored the game-winner at the 18:32 mark of the third. Then, in Game 2, the ’01-’02 Senators dominated to a 6-1 win with Radek Bonk and Daniel Alfredsson both posting three points (1 G, 2 A) in the win. The top-seeded ’06-’07 Senators responded with a 6-0 win in Game 3 with Ray Emery stopping all 33 shots against. Dany Heatley netted a hat trick and added an assist in the win to lead the the top seed offensively. The top seed then took Game 4, 5-3, with the formidable “Pizza Line,” made up of Alfie, Heatley and Jason Spezza, totaling seven points in the win.

In Game 5, it was the ’06-’07 Senators that scored first, courtesy of Dean McAmmond, but the ’01-’02 Senators scored the next two before Alfie tied it up early in the second. Then, again, the ’01-’02 Senators scored the next two to hold a 4-2 lead halfway through the second period. Spezza narrowed that lead one goal late in the second, but the ’01-’02 Senators notched two quick goals in the third. Spezza then potted two for the ’06-’07 Senators, including one in the final minute, to get the hat trick, but they lost 6-5. Then, McAmmond and Heatley scored in the first for the ’06-’07 Senators and that was all they would need to force a Game 7 because Emery would allow just one goal on 38 shots against. The ’06-’07 Senators became the first “home” team to win a game in the series with a 4-1 win in Game 7. Emery stopped 28 of 29 while Spezza registered another hat trick as the top seed advances to the Final.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02 Senators 2 0 2 4
’06-’07 Senators 2 1 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 OTT – 4   ’06-’07 OTT – 3   (1-0   ’01-’02 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Shawn McEachern (’01-’02 OTT) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   4 S

2nd Star: C – Todd White (’01-’02 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   6 S

3rd Star: RW – Jody Hull (’01-’02 OTT) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   1 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02 Senators 3 3 0 6
’06-’07 Senators 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 OTT – 6   ’06-’07 OTT – 1   (2-0   ’01-’02 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Radek Bonk (’01-’02 OTT) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   8 S

2nd Star: RW – Daniel Alfredsson (’01-’02 OTT) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   4 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: C – Martin Havlat (’01-’02 OTT) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +3   8 S   2 PIM

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’06-’07 Senators 3 2 1 6
’01-’02 Senators 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 OTT – 6   ’01-’02 OTT – 0   (2-1   ’01-’02 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Ray Emery (’06-’07 OTT) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (33 SV’s)

2nd Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’06-’07 OTT) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +3   10 S

3rd Star: RW – Daniel Alfredsson (’06-’07 OTT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   5 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’06-’07 Senators 2 2 1 5
’01-’02 Senators 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 OTT – 5   ’01-’02 OTT – 3   (2-2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Daniel Alfredsson (’06-’07 OTT) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   6 S

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

3rd Star: G – Ray Emery (’06-’07 OTT) – W   3.00 GAA   .935 SV% (43 SV’s)

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02 Senators 2 2 2 6
’06-’07 Senators 1 2 2 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 OTT – 6   ’06-’07 OTT – 5   (3-2   ’01-’02 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Zdeno Chara (’01-’02 OTT) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   7 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: C – Jason Spezza (’06-’07 OTT) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   -1   6 S

3rd Star: LW – Marian Hossa (’01-’02 OTT) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   2 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’06-’07 Senators 2 0 0 2
’01-’02 Senators 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 OTT – 2   ’01-’02 OTT – 1   (3-3)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Ray Emery (’06-’07 OTT) – W   1.00 GAA   .974 SV% (37 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Patrick Lalime (’01-’02 OTT) – L   2.00 GAA   .953 SV% (41 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Dany Heatley (’06-’07 OTT) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   6 S   2 PIM

GAME 7:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02 Senators 1 0 0 1
’06-’07 Senators 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’06-’07 OTT – 4   ’01-’02 OTT – 1   (4-3   ’06-’07 OTT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Jason Spezza (’06-’07 OTT) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   7 S   2 PIM

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

3rd Star: RW – Daniel Alfredsson (’06-’07 OTT) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   11 S

Up next in the other Semifinal is the 2nd-seeded ’02-’03 Senators and the 3rd-seeded ’05-’06 Senators!

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