The Senators are a perfect 6-0 on Saturday nights, outscoring opponents 35-6.
"If they're not already the best team they should be by the end
of the season," Brodeur said after the Devils' 5-4 loss to Ottawa
on Saturday night. "Every turnover we had they capitalized on, but
at the end of the day I felt we competed really well."
After Fisher gave Ottawa a 5-2 lead with 8:38 left, New Jersey
cut it to one on goals by John Madden with 6:16 to go and Grant
Marshall with 1:44 remaining. Marshall's goal came on a two-man
"We made some mistakes in the third and we have to be
sharper," Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson said. "When you've got
a team down you don't want to let them get back in it."
"I'm extremely proud of the way we played," New Jersey coach
Larry Robinson said. "We showed a lot of heart and a lot of drive.
We got contributions from everybody tonight."
Emery improved to 5-0 and the Senators raised their record to
Alfredsson was held pointless for just the second time this
season, while Dany Heatley extended his point streak to 18 games
with an assist on Spezza's goal.
"When one line doesn't get it going as often as you would like
it's really important to get contributions from others," Ottawa
coach Bryan Murray said.
^Notes:@ New Jersey's Bryan Smolinski left the game late in the
first period because of a right shoulder injury ... Ottawa D Zdeno
Chara earned his 100th NHL career assist.
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Arena: Canadian Tire Centre Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Referees: Blaine Angus, Craig Spada Linesmen: David Brisebois, Brad Kovachik
Attendance: 19,534 (105.6% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Mike Fisher (4)
Assist: Chris Neil
Barry Tallackson (1)
Assists: Darren Langdon, Brian Rafalski
Chris Neil (8)
(Power Play) Assists: Jason Spezza, Wade Redden
Brian Gionta (13)
(Power Play) Assists: Scott Gomez, Barry Tallackson
Jason Spezza (6)
Assists: Dany Heatley, Wade Redden
Brian McGrattan (1)
Assist: Brian Pothier
Mike Fisher (5)
Assists: Vaclav Varada, Zdeno Chara
John Madden (4)
Grant Marshall (3)
(Power Play) Assists: Paul Martin, Scott Gomez