TORONTO (AP) _ Wade Redden, Marian Hossa, Andre Roy, Radek Bonk and Todd White scored as the Ottawa Senators began the post-Alexei Yashin era with a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
The Senators, swept by Toronto in the first round of last season's playoffs, didn't need their former top scorer, who was traded to the New York Islanders in the offseason.
Toronto's Alexander Mogilny, signed as a free agent, scored twice in his Maple Leafs debut. Mogilny had 43 goals for New Jersey last season.
Toronto's Curtis Joseph, an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, allowed five goals on 24 shots.
The Maple Leafs, celebrating their 75th anniversary, begin the season without top defenceman Tomas Kaberle, who is holding out.
Redden's slap shot on the power play gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead at 2:29 of the first.
Robert Reichel's shot deflected off Mogilny and past goalie Patrick Lalime at 7:46 of the first.
Hossa's scored a power-play goal at 14:53.
Mogilny's power-play goal tied it at 2 at 1:26 of the second after Reichel made a cross-ice pass to Gary Roberts, who found Mogilny streaking toward the net.
Roy scored right after a faceoff, giving Ottawa a 3-2 lead at 2:54 of the second.
Bonk faked a slap shot, and skated around Joseph, scoring at 15:21.
Sundin's slap shot beat Lalime at 19:28 of the second, cutting the lead to 4-3.
Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson made a centering pass to White, who one-timed a shot past Joseph at 8:18 of the third.
Roberts cut Ottawa's lead to 5-4 with a goal with 1:09 remaining.
Notes: Ottawa defenseman Karel Rachunek was taken from the ice on a stretcher after being checked into the boards by Darcy Tucker in the first period. The game was delayed for about 10 minutes as paramedics attended to Rachunek, who was motionless on the ice. Tucker received a five-minute penalty for boarding on the play ... The Maple Leafs honoured former player Frank Mahovlich before the game. Mahovlich, who led the Leafs in scoring from 1960-64, had his No. 27 raised to the rafters ... Ottawa beat Toronto in all five regular-season meetings last season ... Lalime stopped 23 shots. THREE STARS
1. Radek Bonk, Ottawa
2. Alexander Mogilny, Toronto
3. Wade Redden, Ottawa SCORING SUMMARY
|1 ||2:29 ||Ottawa ||W. Redden || || |
|1 ||7:46 ||Toronto ||A. Mogilny ||R. Reichel ||T. Green |
|1 ||14:53 ||Ottawa ||M. Hossa ||M. Havlat ||R. Bonk |
|2 ||1:26 ||Toronto ||A. Mogilny ||G. Roberts ||R. Reichel |
|2 ||2:54 ||Ottawa ||A. Roy ||T. White || |
|2 ||15:21 ||Ottawa ||R. Bonk ||M. Havlat || |
|2 ||19:28 ||Toronto ||M. Sundin ||M. Renberg ||J. Hoglund |
|3 ||8:18 ||Ottawa ||T. White ||D. Alfredsson ||S. McEachern |
|3 ||18:51 ||Toronto ||G. Roberts ||M. Sundin || |
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