|TOR||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|OTT||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||3|
OTTAWA - Daniel Alfredsson scored twice, including the game-winner on a power play with 4:59 remaining, to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
Alfredsson put a wrist shot over Vesa Toskala's right shoulder into the top left corner for his third goal of the season and helped Ottawa regain the lead after blowing a two-goal lead in the second.
Dany Heatley assisted on Alfredsson's opening goal 8:18 into the game before he scored on a power play at 13:06 of the second to put Ottawa up 2-0.
Mats Sundin and Matt Stajan scored goals 32 seconds apart later in the period as Toronto tied it with 3:44 left.
Martin Gerber made 41 saves for the Senators, who beat their provincial rivals for the second time in two nights. Toskala stopped 26 shots in his Toronto debut.
Alex Steen had an apparent goal waved off midway through the second period that would have tied the game at 1-1 for the Maple Leafs. Jason Blake drove to the net and collided with Gerber before Steen poked the loose puck under Gerber's pad and into the net at 10:35.
Referee Chris Rooney waved his arms and, after a brief delay, the goal was disallowed.Ottawa's Chris Neil was penalized for diving as Alex Ponikarovsky was sent off for tripping at 15:47, just three seconds after Sundin scored his first of the season at 15:44 of the second to draw the Maple Leafs within 2-1.
Stajan tied it at 2-2 when he scored a short-handed goal at 16:16.
Notes: Toskala went 0-3 with a 4.69 goals-against-average and an .854 save-percentage in the pre-season after signing a two-year contract as a free agent. ... Before the game, the Senators raised a 2007 Eastern Conference Champions banner to the rafters ... D Wade Belak didn't dress for Toronto. ... D Luke Richardson was Ottawa's only healthy scratch for the second straight game. ... The Senators are 8-4-3 in home openers.
|Daniel Alfredsson (2) ASST: Dany Heatley (2), Wade Redden (1)|
1 - 0 OTT
|PPG - Dany Heatley (3) ASST: Jason Spezza (2), Patrick Eaves (1)|
2 - 0 OTT
|Mats Sundin (1) ASST: Jason Blake (2), Hal Gill (2)|
2 - 1 OTT
|Matt Stajan (2) ASST: Alexander Steen (1)|
2 - 2 Tie
|PPG - Daniel Alfredsson (3) ASST: Jason Spezza (3), Wade Redden (2)|
3 - 2 OTT
|Mats Sundin Hooking against Jason Spezza|
|Anton Volchenkov Hooking against Mats Sundin|
|Jason Blake Hooking against Chris Phillips|
|Wade Redden Roughing against Bryan McCabe|
|Daniel Alfredsson Hooking against Jason Blake|
|Chad Kilger Hi-sticking against Anton Volchenkov|
|Jason Blake Hooking against Mike Fisher|
|Wade Redden Hooking against Alexander Steen|
|Wade Redden Unsportsmanlike conduct|
|Alexander Steen Holding against Wade Redden|
|Nick Foligno Roughing against Ian White|
|Alexander Steen Roughing against Mike Fisher|
|Ian White Roughing against Nick Foligno|
|Mike Fisher Roughing against Alexander Steen|
|John Pohl Roughing against Chris Kelly|
|Alexei Ponikarovsky Tripping against Chris Neil|
|Chris Neil Diving against Alexei Ponikarovsky|
|Chris Neil Tripping against Chad Kilger|
|Andy Wozniewski Slashing against Daniel Alfredsson|
|Patrick Eaves Too many men on the ice|
|Nik Antropov Holding against Mike Fisher|
|Pavel Kubina Tripping against Mike Fisher|
|Chad Kilger Holding against Patrick Eaves|
|SA: 29||TOI: 58:41|
|Saves: 26||EV: 18 - 19|
|PIM: 0||PP: 8 - 10|
|SV%: .897||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 43||TOI: 59:51|
|Saves: 41||EV: 33 - 35|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 7|
|SV%: .953||SH: 1 - 1|