Daniel Alfredsson, RW

77 29 58 87

Head Coach

Bryan Murray

General Manager

John Muckler

Season Overview

While Bryan Murray was back behind the bench for a second straight season, the Senators entered the 2006-07 campaign with a roster that had turned over some key players - most notably defenceman Zdeno Chara, who signed with the Boston Bruins as a free agent, and goaltender Dominik Hasek, who returned to the Detroit Red Wings. With all the changes, it took the Senators until after Christmas to hit their stride. While Ottawa's record sat at a rather average 21-18-3 through Dec. 31, the team turned it on the rest of way, posting a 27-7-8 finish that was tops in the NHL. The Senators'top line continued to hit the scoresheet at a strong clip, with Dany Heatley producing a second straight 50-goal season and 105 points, while Jason Spezza and captain Daniel Alfredsson both notched 87. The momentum of the Senators' strong finish carried over into the playoffs, with Ottawa knocking off the Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres in succession - all of them in five games - to reach the first Stanley Cup final in modern-franchise history. While the Senators' biggest dreams died at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks, who took the NHL's championship series in five games, the city revelled in the first Stanley Cup final games in the nation's capital in 80 years.

Season Highlights

Oct. 21, 2006 In an 8-1 victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils, Dean McAmmond and Antoine Vermette each scored twice to help the Senators earn their first home victory in five games. Ray Emery made 34 saves and the Devils allowed eight goals for the first time since 1993.
Oct. 26, 2006 Jason Spezza set a club record with four assists in the second period in a 7-2 victory at home over Toronto.
Jan. 3, 2007 Dany Heatley tied the team record for most points in a period when he accumulated four (3-1) in the Senators' 6-3 win over Buffalo at Ottawa.
Jan. 9, 2007 The Senators delivered a solid 8-3 defeat over visiting rival Montreal on Hockey Day in Canada.
Jan. 13, 2007 The Senators set a team record for most shorthanded goals in a game when Cody Bass, Dean McAmmond and Antoine Vermette scored in an 8-2 victory at Toronto.
Feb. 20, 2007 Bryan Murray becomes the fifth NHL coach to achieve 600 victories.
Feb. 24, 2007 After a penalty-filled game two nights earlier, the Senators emerge victorious in a 6-5 win over visiting Buffalo. Spezza scores twice, including the game winner. Heatley picks up a goal and two assists.
March 8, 2007 Mike Fisher tied the team record for most power-play goals in a period when he notched two in the opening period in a 5-1 home win over Toronto.
March 15, 2007 Ottawa set a club record for fastest three goals when Chris Neil (2:00), Dean McAmmond (2:24) and Jason Spezza (3:16) scored in 1:16 to open the third period in a 5-2 home win against the Islanders.
April 19, 2007 The Senators fought off three straight Pittsburgh power plays to begin Game 5, then fought back to earn a decisive 3-0 victory and win the best-of-seven series 4-1. Ray Emery makes 20 saves for his first career playoff shutout.
May 12, 2007 The Senators overcome an early two-goal deficit early in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to take the lead, but were forced into overtime when Buffalo's Daniel BriƩre scored with 5.8 seconds left. Joe Corvo's bouncing shot in the second overtime period secured the victory and a 2-0 series lead heading home to Ottawa.
May 19, 2007 In Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final, Daniel Alfredsson scored at 9:32 in overtime to advance Ottawa to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in modern-franchise history.
June 2, 2007 In Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, the Senators entered the game down 2-0 in the best-of-seven, but emerged victorious to defeat Anaheim 5-3 with an all-round team effort in front of 20,500 fans at Scotiabank Place. It is the first Stanley Cup final game to be played in Ottawa in more than 80 years.

Division Standings

Buffalo 82 53 22 7 113
Ottawa 82 48 25 9 105
Toronto 82 40 31 11 91
Montreal 82 42 34 6 90
Boston 82 35 41 6 76