Sunday, November 06, 2005

Six more for the Sens

The Ottawa Senators continue to dominate Saturday nights, last week it was 8-0 over the Leafs, this week it's a 6-0 shut out of the New York Islanders. Daniel Alfredsson led the way with two goals and an assist. The points add to Alfredsson's six game scoring streak and give him 26 points and a tie for the scoring lead with Eric Staal of Carolina.

The Dany Heatley points parade continued on Saturday as well, Heatley's goal and an assist helped him keep his points streak alive as Heatley has scored a point in all 13 Senator games this season. Chris Neil, Martin Havlat and Brian Smolinski rounded out the nights scoring for Ottawa. Domenic Hasek took care of the Ottawa end of the rink, turning back all 28 Islander shots and recording his third shut out of the season.

The Islanders had a fair amount of praise and respect for their opponents, suggesting that the Sens are the cream of the NHL this year. A point not many would argue with. Its certainly something the Ottawa fans would agree with, Saturday night set a new attendance record for Ottawa with 19,776 tickets sold, an increase in capacity this year gives another 1,276 Sens fans the chance to watch the team live. As long as Ottawa keeps playing their exciting offensive oriented style of play, those seats will be hard tickets to come by.

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