NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Ottawa
(Saturday, January 21st)
Final Score: Ottawa 7, Toronto 0
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Mike Fisher had two goals and an assist and Dominik Hasek stopped all 23 shots he faced, as the Ottawa Senators throttled Toronto, 7-0, in the front end of a two-night set at Scotiabank Place.
Daniel Alfredsson also netted a pair of goals while Dany Heatley registered a goal and two assists on his 25th birthday, as Ottawa picked up its fourth win in its last six tries.
Ed Belfour allowed seven goals on 41 shots for the Maple Leafs, who have lost five straight.
The teams will also play Monday in Ottawa.
This was the Senators' 1,000th regular season game in team history, and they quickly turned it into a celebration.
Alfredsson got things started just 39 seconds in, polishing Jason Spezza's pass off from the right side of the net to put Ottawa ahead for good.
Heatley made it 2-0 with 2:25 left in the first on a one-timer from the right circle that trickled inside the near post. Then with 31 ticks remaining in the opening stanza, Peter Schaefer chipped in Fisher's rebound in front to make it a three-goal edge.
Spezza scored 2:31 into the second, popping up from behind the net to stuff a rebound into the left side of the net to continue the rout.
The Senators then tallied back-to-back breakaway goals to assume a commanding six-goal lead.
Alfredsson netted the first one while Ottawa was shorthanded, skating the length of the ice before roofing a backhander past Belfour at the 8:17 mark. Less than six minutes later, Fisher took a two-line pass from Wade Redden before backhanding the puck into the top shelf to make it a 6-0 game after two periods.
Fisher added another goal 4:54 into the final frame to cap the scoring.
The Senators are 5-0 against the Maple Leafs this season...The Leafs' five consecutive defeats is a season high...Alfredsson has a four-game point streak...In the last three games versus Toronto, Ottawa has outscored the Leafs 23-2...Hasek now has four shutouts this season and 67 for his career.
01/21 22:06:12 ET