Randy Cunneyworth, LW

81 17 19 36

Head Coach

Dave Allison

General Manager

Pierre Gauthier

Season Overview

Dave Allison took over the head-coaching reins from Rick Bowness in November of 1995, and the following month Pierre Gauthier assumed general manager duties after Randy Sexton was fired. The Senators played their first game at the Palladium, which was later re-named the Corel Centre, on Jan. 17, 1996, recording a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens. Their first win at the Palladium came on Jan. 29, with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues. It was also the first win for new head coach Jacques Martin, who had been brought on board by Gauthier on Jan. 24. Daniel Alfredsson capped his stellar first season with a Calder Trophy win as the NHL's top rookie.

Season Highlights

Oct. 15, 1995 Dan Quinn set a record for the most points in a game (3-3) at Tampa Bay in a 7-4 win. He also tied a club record for most goals and assists in one game, as well as most power-play goals in one game with two.
Nov. 2, 1995 Don Beaupre made 41 stops for the second shutout in franchise history. Daniel Alfredsson scored his first career hat trick; he was the first NHL rookie to do so.
Nov. 9, 1995 Mike Bales faced 51 shots in a 4-3 loss at Boston, tying a club record. Twenty-three came in the final period.
Dec. 26, 1995 The Rangers defeated the Senators 6-4 at Madison Square Garden. The teams set an Ottawa team record by accumulating 81 shots on goal, 45 by the Rangers and 36 by the Senators. Thirty-five of the shots came in the second period, 19 by the Rangers and 16 by the Senators to set an Ottawa franchise record for most shots on goal in one period by two teams. On April 13, 2006, Ottawa and Florida broke the record when Ottawa had 50 shots and Florida 35 in a 5-4 Florida overtime win in Ottawa.
Dec. 31, 1995 Alexei Yashin began a club record 292 consecutive-game playing streak, which lasted until April 17, 1999.
Feb. 20, 1996 The Senators tied a team record with six consecutive goals in a 7-1 win at St. Louis. Alexei Yashin tied a team record when he scored three goals. Daniel Alfredsson registered three assists in the first to set a record for most assists in one period. The Senators' five first-period goals set a club record for most goals in one period. Team records for fastest three, four, five and six goals were also set.
Feb. 20, 1996 The Senators set a team record for fastest four goals (2:38) in a 7-1 victory at St. Louis.
March 17, 1996 Damian Rhodes got his second consecutive shutout in 5-0 home win against Tampa Bay. It was the first time in team history that the Senators earned back-to-back shutouts.
April 13, 1996 The Senators concluded their fourth NHL season by eliminating the 1995 Stanley Cup-champion New Jersey Devils from participating in the 1996 playoffs with a 5-2 road win. Radek Bonk and Tom Chorske (a former Devil) had two goals each, and Daniel Alfredsson scored one.

Division Standings

Pittsburgh 82 49 29 4 102
Boston 82 40 31 11 91
Montreal 82 40 32 10 90
Hartford 82 34 39 9 77
Buffalo 82 33 42 7 72
Ottawa 82 18 59 5 41