Alfredsson said he decided on his penalty shot move before stepping on the ice and found himself with a wide-open net after fooling the Leafs goalie.
"Maybe I'll be able to get him once," Alfredsson said with a smile. "I'm sure he'll be better prepared next time."
Gustavsson never saw the deke coming.
"It was good penalty shot from him," he said. "I thought he was going to shoot, but he fooled me there."After managing little offense in the first two periods, the Leafs got on the board 5:36 into the third on Matt Stajan's third power-play goal in as many games. Stajan beat Leclaire from the left circle after a nice three-way passing play with Francois Beauchemin and Tomas Kaberle.
Leafs coach Ron Wilson was extremely critical of his forwards after the game and promised to put everyone through a tough practice on Wednesday morning -- telling reporters to "come early."
"We'll find most of our forwards tomorrow," he said. "That was almost an embarrassing effort from seven or eight guys who we're really counting on heavily."Ottawa pulled even at 1-1-0 going into its home opener Thursday night against the New York Islanders. It was the first win in a Senators uniform for Leclaire, who came from Ottawa at the trade deadline last March but missed the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
|Shean Donovan (1) ASST: Jarkko Ruutu (1), Chris Kelly (1)|
1 - 0 OTT
|PS - Daniel Alfredsson (2) ASST: NONE|
2 - 0 OTT
|PPG - Matt Stajan (3) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (3), Francois Beauchemin (2)|
2 - 1 OTT
|Power Play %||16.8%||15.9%|
|% on Road||18.2%||11.0%|
|% at Home||15.5%||20.6%|
|Colton Orr Roughing against Jarkko Ruutu|
|Jarkko Ruutu Roughing against Colton Orr|
|Chris Kelly Interference against Nikolay Kulemin|
|Erik Karlsson Tripping against Jason Blake|
|Luke Schenn Hi-sticking against Milan Michalek|
|Alexandre Picard Holding against Alexei Ponikarovsky|
|John Mitchell Roughing against Nick Foligno|
|Nick Foligno Roughing against John Mitchell|