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Senators 8, Maple Leafs 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 8, Maple Leafs 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Ottawa Senators 8

OTTAWA (AP) - The Pizza Line's latest home delivery thrilled the Ottawa Senators' fans on so many levels.

Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Wade Redden each had a goal and two assists, and Ottawa scored six power-play goals in an 8-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Dany Heatley added a goal and an assist, and Bryan Smolinski, Antoine Vermette and Chris Kelly also each had a goal and an assist. Dominik Hasek made 27 saves as the Senators outshot Toronto 43-29 to rebound from a 2-0 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night.

Ottawa's top line of Alfredsson, Heatley and Spezza combined for eight points, all with the man advantage.

"We were moving the puck well," Alfredsson said. "We were taking the shots when we had them. It was clicking pretty good."

Alfredsson's goal 13:27 into the third was Ottawa's sixth, which allowed the record crowd of 19,935 at the Corel Centre to benefit from a promotion of a free slice of pizza from a restaurant chain. It is the fourth time in 16 home games this season the Senators have scored at least six goals.

"It's a big win for us," said Spezza, who got an instigator penalty for his fight with defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo late in the third. "We didn't expect to get all those goals at the end, but it was a battle for most of the game."

Maple Leafs right wing Mariusz Czerkawski netted his first goal of the season to open the scoring. Defenseman Bryan McCabe got his 11th in the third period.

Heatley, Mike Fisher, Redden and Spezza scored in between as Ottawa - which embarrassed its provincial rivals 8-0 in Toronto on Oct. 29 - beat the Maple Leafs for the fourth time in four games this season.

Toronto goalie Ed Belfour lost his fifth straight bid to move into sole possession of second place on the NHL's career wins list. Belfour hasn't won since Nov. 28, when he tied Terry Sawchuk with his 447th in a 2-1 victory in Florida.

"I wasn't even thinking about pulling him out," Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn said. "I didn't want to pull him out, I wanted our team to get better in front of him, and we didn't get better in front of him. ... If there's a guy that has done the kind of work he's done for us for a long time getting bombarded out there then you hope you have the kind of quality that starts to pay attention to what their jobs are out there."

Smolinski, who hustled and battled to set up Fisher's go-ahead goal 8 minutes into the second, scored just 37 seconds after McCabe's goal at 5:16 of the third to restore the Senators' three-goal lead.

"That was a big goal by (Smolinski) right there," said Redden, who returned after missing 10 games with a knee injury. "They make it 4-2 and they've got some momentum, and he comes right back and makes a big play to get the three-goal lead back. After that, it was basically over. Obviously, they kept coming hard and we answered back."

Vermette followed Alfredsson's team-leading 22nd goal with his sixth at 14:48. Kelly scored Ottawa's final goal at 19:41.

Czerkawski, a healthy scratch for Toronto's nine previous games, pumped his arms skyward after he made the most of a rebound of McCabe's shot. He put a quick shot past Dominik Hasek into an open right side on a power play 4:37 in.

"It's a mixed feeling because coming back was so exciting, and then we lost the game," Czerkawski said.

Heatley tied Alfredsson for the team lead with his 21st goal, combining with both of his high-scoring linemates to draw Ottawa even on a power play at 18:30 of the first.

Redden scored his fifth at 11:05 and Spezza added his 12th later in the period to put the Senators up 4-1.

Tempers flared between the rivals, with fights also breaking out between Toronto's Wade Belak and Chris Neil, and Senators defenseman Brian Pothier and Clarke Wilm in addition to Spezza and Colaiacovo's bout.

Notes: Maple Leafs C Eric Lindros missed his second straight game because of a wrist injury. ... Pothier had two assists.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:37
TOR
PPG - Mariusz Czerkawski (1) ASST: Bryan McCabe (29), Mats Sundin (11)
1 - 0 TOR
18:30
OTT
PPG - Dany Heatley (21) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (24), Jason Spezza (33)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
08:00
OTT
Mike Fisher (10) ASST: Bryan Smolinski (10), Chris Phillips (9)
2 - 1 OTT
11:05
OTT
PPG - Wade Redden (5) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (25), Dany Heatley (25)
3 - 1 OTT
17:18
OTT
PPG - Jason Spezza (12) ASST: Andrej Meszaros (13), Brian Pothier (9)
4 - 1 OTT
3rd Period
05:16
TOR
Bryan McCabe (11) ASST: NONE
4 - 2 OTT
05:53
OTT
Bryan Smolinski (6) ASST: NONE
5 - 2 OTT
13:27
OTT
PPG - Daniel Alfredsson (22) ASST: Jason Spezza (34), Wade Redden (18)
6 - 2 OTT
14:48
OTT
PPG - Antoine Vermette (6) ASST: Chris Kelly (4), Brian Pothier (10)
7 - 2 OTT
19:41
OTT
PPG - Chris Kelly (2) ASST: Antoine Vermette (6), Wade Redden (19)
8 - 2 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
01:28
TOR
Darcy Tucker  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
04:26
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Hooking
09:19
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Hooking against  Ken Klee
12:51
TOR
Carlo Colaiacovo  Boarding against  Mike Fisher
15:59
TOR
Ken Klee  Hooking against  Bryan Smolinski
18:07
TOR
Aki Berg  Slashing against  Peter Schaefer
2nd Period
05:12
TOR
Alexei Ponikarovsky  Boarding against  Brian Pothier
06:07
OTT
Andrej Meszaros  Hooking against  Clarke Wilm
06:15
TOR
Matt Stajan  Hooking against  Wade Redden
08:16
OTT
Dany Heatley  Slashing against  Darcy Tucker
09:51
TOR
Jeff O'Neill  Slashing against  Chris Kelly
14:37
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Interference
16:03
TOR
Tomas Kaberle  Slashing against  Mike Fisher
18:53
OTT
Chris Neil  Hooking against  Jason Allison
3rd Period
00:50
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Hooking against  Mats Sundin
11:49
TOR
Wade Belak  Slashing against  Chris Neil
12:59
TOR
Matt Stajan  Hooking against  Daniel Alfredsson
15:58
OTT
Chris Neil  Fighting (maj) against  Wade Belak
15:58
TOR
Wade Belak  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Neil
16:24
TOR
Carlo Colaiacovo  Fighting (maj) against  Jason Spezza
16:24
TOR
Carlo Colaiacovo  Slashing against  Jason Spezza
16:24
OTT
Jason Spezza  Misconduct (10 min) against  Carlo Colaiacovo
16:24
OTT
Jason Spezza  Fighting (maj) against  Carlo Colaiacovo
16:24
OTT
Jason Spezza  Instigator against  Kyle Wellwood
18:16
OTT
Brian Pothier  Fighting (maj) against  Clarke Wilm
18:16
TOR
Clarke Wilm  Holding against  Brian Pothier
18:16
TOR
Clarke Wilm  Fighting (maj) against  Brian Pothier
goalie stats
Ed Belfour
SA: 43TOI: 60:00
Saves: 35EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 15 - 21
SV%: .814SH: 1 - 1
Dominik Hasek
Dominik Hasek
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
Saves: 27EV: 14 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 12
SV%: .931SH: 2 - 2
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