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Senators storm past Leafs rookies

Ottawa prospects overcome 2-0 deficit to stay unbeaten in tournament

Sunday, 09.14.2008 / 8:58 PM ET / Features
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Senators storm past Leafs rookies
KITCHENER – The Ottawa Senators roared back from an early 2-0 deficit to dump the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-5 in their rookie tournament matchup Sunday night.

Sens prospects are now a perfect 2-0-0 in the event heading into Monday's 2 p.m. finale against the Pittsburgh Penguins rookies at Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.

Jesse Winchester, Ilya Zubov, Alexander Nikulin, Mattias Karlsson and Peter Regin all had two points in the win for Ottawa, which outshot the Leafs 33-22.

Dale Mitchell and Chris DiDomenico had Toronto up 2-0 before the game hit the five-minute mark. But it was all even by the intermission, as Zubov set up Winchester for a power-play goal, then took matters into his own hands to knot the score at 2-2. The Senators only had three shots in the first period but made them count with a pair of goals.

Just 58 seconds into the second period, Jim O'Brien put the Sens ahead to stay by firing a high shot from the faceoff circle past Leafs goaltender Michael Ouzas. Winchester bagged his second power-play goal of the night less than two minutes later, then Karlsson extended the Ottawa lead to 5-2 before the period ended.

Benoit Doucet and Zack Smith, shorthanded into an empty net with 45 seconds remaining, wrapped up the Ottawa scoring. Mitch O'Keefe handled the Senators goaltending duties for the first two periods, then Kevin Desfosses took over in the third.





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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
3 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
4 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
5 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
6 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
7 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
8 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 74 19 41 9 60
K. Turris 74 22 32 -1 54
B. Ryan 70 18 35 9 53
M. Stone 72 19 33 14 52
M. Hoffman 71 26 20 19 46
M. Zibanejad 72 19 24 2 43
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
C. MacArthur 54 13 14 -10 27
D. Legwand 72 9 18 2 27
A. Chiasson 68 11 15 -4 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Hammond 14 1 1 .938 1.92
C. Anderson 14 12 8 .923 2.48