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Senators-Canadiens: The Power of the First Line

Francois GendronSenior Writer IFebruary 10, 2008

The Montreal Canadiens felt the power of the first offensive line of the Ottawa Senators yesterday in a 6-1 loss.

The line of Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley, and Jason Spezza dominated the Habs at will with Spezza participating in every Ottawa goal.
 
When the game finally ended, Spezza had registered three goals and three assists and Alfredsson had collected five points and Heatley, four points.

Yes, 15 points from the Ottawa top line in a single game.
 
The Senators did not waste any time as they scored their initial goal only 22 seconds into the game. After only four minutes of play, the score was already at 3-0 in favor of Ottawa.
 
Ottawa avenged its loss in Montreal on Tuesday with a bang and secured first place in the Eastern conference. Montreal now stands five points behind the Sens.

The Kostitsyn brothers avoided the shutout for Montreal during the third period when Andrei Kostitsyn pushed a beautiful pass from his brother Sergei into Ray Emery's net.

The Canadiens will try to shake off this loss as they will play the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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