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Ottawa Senators 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 FINAL SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Ottawa Senators 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 FINAL SO
Ottawa Senators 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

TORONTO (AP) - The first shootout in NHL history went to the Ottawa Senators.

Daniel Alfredsson scored twice in the final six minutes of regulation and once in the NHL's new tiebreaker as the Senators rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

``It is exciting. It's nice to have a winner,'' Alfredsson said. ``Both teams battled hard for 65 minutes. I think it's right that the losing team still gets a point.''

Alfredsson tied it at 2 with 1:02 left in regulation, sending the game to overtime. After a scoreless five-minute extra period, Alfredsson scored on Ottawa's first attempt under the new shootout format.

Toronto's Jason Allison and Eric Lindros failed on their attempts against Dominik Hasek, but Dany Heatley scored on Ottawa's third chance, clinching the victory - and two points - for the Senators.

``I like the shootout. I think it's fun for everybody,'' Heatley said. ``We battled hard the last 10 minutes and Alfie came up big.''

Toronto coach Pat Quinn wasn't thrilled even though his team received one point for the loss.

``I'm not one of the ones that like the game being settled this way,'' Quinn said.

Toronto captain Mats Sundin didn't return after being struck in the face by a puck seven minutes into the first period. He left for the dressing room with a cut around his left eye, went to a local hospital and was released.

``The eyeball itself is fine. There's damage to the surrounding areas, but they weren't able to report if there is serious damage,'' Quinn said.

Sundin dropped to the ice after getting hit. He looked in obvious pain as blood poured.

``I don't know what the time frame is for him to play again. I would bet there is significant swelling,'' Quinn said.

Alfredsson tied it at 1 with 5:48 left with a shot that beat Ed Belfour from in front of the net.

After Lindros knocked down Ottawa's Mike Fisher with a check with less than four minutes left, Ottawa enforcer Chris Neil went after Lindros and received a minor penalty for cross-checking.

Lindros, playing his first game with his hometown team, received a rousing ovation. He then gave Toronto a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal with 1:31 remaining.

Hasek, 40, played his first game for Ottawa and his first for anybody since December 2003. He finished with 23 saves.

Belfour made 14 saves in the first period, including a spectacular glove save on Bryan Smolinski, and finished with 21.

Bryan McCabe's slap shot on the power play beat Hasek to the glove side at 2:28 of the first to give Toronto a 1-0 lead.

Notes: Maple Leafs fans were given a miniature replica of the Stanley Cup. The Maple Leafs haven't won it since 1967. ... The Senators and Maple Leafs play each seven more times this season. ... Toronto's Wade Belak didn't play because of a spider bite.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:58
TOR
PPG - Bryan McCabe (1) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (1), Jason Allison (1)
1 - 0 TOR
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
14:12
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson (1) ASST: Jason Spezza (1), Wade Redden (1)
1 - 1 Tie
18:29
TOR
Eric Lindros (1) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (2), Aki Berg (1)
2 - 1 TOR
18:58
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson (2) ASST: Jason Spezza (2), Dany Heatley (1)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDOTTTORTOTAL
1D. Alfredsson
J. Allison
1 - 0
2M. Havlat
E. Lindros
1 - 0
3D. Heatley
2 - 0
penalty summary
1st Period
01:41
OTT
Chris Neil  Tripping against  Alexei Ponikarovsky
03:50
TOR
Matt Stajan  Hooking against  Bryan Smolinski
04:37
OTT
Brandon Bochenski  Too many men/ice - bench
07:01
TOR
Tie Domi  Unsportsmanlike conduct
09:27
TOR
Darcy Tucker  Diving against  Brian McGrattan
09:27
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Kneeing against  Jason Allison
09:27
OTT
Brian McGrattan  Roughing against  Darcy Tucker
12:47
OTT
Wade Redden  Hi-sticking against  Chad Kilger
15:31
TOR
Jeff O'Neill  Hi-sticking against  Zdeno Chara
2nd Period
07:07
TOR
Alexander Steen  Holding against  Daniel Alfredsson
09:57
OTT
Wade Redden  Slashing against  Nik Antropov
14:42
OTT
Brian Pothier  Holding against  Jason Allison
18:21
OTT
Marty Havlat  Tripping against  Jeff O'Neill
19:00
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Hi-sticking against  Nik Antropov
19:00
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Hi-sticking against  Nik Antropov
3rd Period
04:46
TOR
Eric Lindros  Slashing against  Zdeno Chara
11:34
OTT
Wade Redden  Hi-sticking against  Alexei Ponikarovsky
12:11
OTT
Peter Schaefer  Diving
12:11
TOR
Darcy Tucker  Hooking against  Peter Schaefer
16:23
OTT
Chris Neil  Cross checking against  Eric Lindros
OT Period
05:00
TOR
Bryan McCabe  Tripping against  Daniel Alfredsson
goalie stats
Dominik Hasek
SA: 25TOI: 64:54
Saves: 23EV: 13 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .920SH: 4 - 4
Ed Belfour
SA: 23TOI: 64:53
Saves: 21EV: 11 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .913SH: 3 - 3