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Post-game report: Senators 7 Leafs 0

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA (AP) - Dominik Hasek earned his 67th career shutout, and Ottawa's Pizza Line combined for nine points during a 7-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night in the Senators' 1,000th regular-season game.

Hasek made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and moved ahead of Patrick Roy into 12th place on the NHL career list.

Ottawa's top line of Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza each had three points. Alfredsson scored twice - the opener 39 seconds in and a short-handed tally - to give him 29 goals the season and put the Senators ahead 5-0. Heatley and Spezza each had a goal and two assists.

Mike Fisher had two goals, and Peter Schaefer also scored for Ottawa, which improved to 5-0 against its provincial rivals this season.

Ed Belfour allowed all seven goals for the Maple Leafs, who lost their season-high fifth straight after winning seven of eight, including a season-best six in a row from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2.

Toronto, which has been outscored 23-2 in its last three games against Ottawa, has eliminated the Senators from the playoffs four of the last five seasons.

Fisher played delivery boy for the second time this season when he scored the Senators' sixth goal 14:07 into the second which - combined with the Senators' win - triggered a restaurant chain's promotion of a free slice of pizza for everyone in the team-record crowd of 20,093. He added his second of the game in the third period.

It was the 10th time in 23 home games that Ottawa has triggered the promotion, which was raised from five goals to six earlier this season.

The sellout was a franchise-record 19th in 23 games at the recently renamed Scotiabank Place.

Heatley scored on a flubbed shot at 17:35 of the first to make it 2-0 and Schaefer got credit for his 11th at 19:31 to put Ottawa up 3-0.

Spezza, who assisted on Alfredsson's and Heatley's goals in the first, got his 14th goal 2:31 into the second. Alfredsson's second of the game, on a breakaway, made it 5-0.

Fisher got his 15th at 14:07 and added his second of the game, his 16th, at 4:54 of the third.

Notes: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in attendance. ... The Maple Leafs were outshot 41-23, including 20-5 in the first. ... Fisher also scored the pizza goal on Dec. 26 in a 6-2 win over the New York Rangers. Alfredsson and C Bryan Smolinski have each scored it twice this season. Heatley, RW Chris Neil, D Brian Pothier and C Antoine Vermette also have ``Delivery Boy' goals to their credit. ... Hasek has won each of the five games against Toronto.


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