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Milestone season for Senators

Landmark numbers were many for team during 2007-08 season

Monday, 21.04.2008 / 2:56 PM / Features
By Rob Brodie  - OttawaSenators.com
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Milestone season for Senators
Landmark goals, assists and points. Significant standards reached in years of service.

It was a season of many milestones, indeed, for the Ottawa Senators.

No less than 19 team members, in fact, achieved a notable number of some sort during the 2007-08 season. For a handful of Senators, there were several moments to remember in the campaign just concluded.

Captain Daniel Alfredsson, the longest-serving Senator, had a record-breaking night on Jan. 24, when he racked up seven points in Ottawa’s 8-4 road victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Included in that outburst was Alfredsson’s 500th career assist.

But that was merely the capper on a season that also included the captain’s 300th career goal (Nov. 1 vs. Atlanta), 800th game (Nov. 15 vs. Buffalo) and 800th point (Dec. 13 at Pittsburgh).
The numbers also kept accumulating for Alfredsson’s linemates. Centre Jason Spezza notched his 300th career point in a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Dec. 27, then later added his 200th assist (Dec. 15 vs. Atlanta), 100th goal (Jan. 24 at Tampa), played in his 300th game (Feb. 19 vs. Philadelphia) and collected his 200th penalty minute (Feb. 28 at Philly).

Dany Heatley, meanwhile, got started on the milestones right in the first month of the season. He notched his 400th career point in a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 18, then collected his 300th penalty minute two nights later against the Florida Panthers. Before the season was done, Heatley also recorded his 200th goal (Dec. 15 vs. Atlanta) and played in his 400th game (Feb. 12 vs. Buffalo).

Another longtime Senator, defenceman Wade Redden, also enjoyed a few landmark moments of his own. Redden scored his 100th career goal in Ottawa’s 5-3 victory over the Sabres on Boxing Day, then later played in his 800th game (Jan. 10 vs. Buffalo) and racked up his 400th point (Jan. 21 at Philadelphia) and 300th assist (Jan. 24 at Tampa).

Other offensive career milestones were also recorded by centre Mike Fisher (100th goal and 200th point); forward Dean McAmmond (400th point); forward Cory Stillman (600th point); forward Martin Lapointe (200th assist), and forward Antoine Vermette and defenceman Andrej Meszaros (100th point).

On the longevity front, veteran defenceman Luke Richardson enjoyed the biggest moment for the team, playing in his 1,400th career game on Feb. 25 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Forward Shean Donovan, meanwhile, suited up for 800th National Hockey League game on Dec. 4 in Tampa.

Rugged forward Chris Neil extended his all-time franchise mark for penalty minutes by hitting the 1,000-minute mark Nov. 6 vs. Toronto, then boosting it to 1,100 – again vs. the Maple Leafs – on March 22. He finished the season at 1,152.

Goaltender Martin Gerber picked up his 100th career win April 3 in Toronto, an 8-2 rout that turned out to be the Senators’ last victory of the season.


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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
6 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
7 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
8 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 60 15 32 3 47
B. Ryan 56 15 30 8 45
K. Turris 60 15 28 -4 43
M. Hoffman 57 23 16 23 39
M. Stone 58 15 24 11 39
M. Zibanejad 58 15 18 2 33
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
M. Michalek 55 11 14 -1 25
D. Legwand 58 8 14 -3 22
A. Chiasson 54 9 12 -8 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02