Daniel Alfredsson, RW

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Head Coach

John Paddock

General Manager

Bryan Murray

Season Overview

The Senators, with new head coach John Paddock running the show, started the season off determined to prove they wouldn't fall victim to the so-called "Stanley Cup hangover." Ottawa rolled through the first month of the season in 9-1-0 fashion, and then pushed its record to 16-3-0 by mid-November. On Jan. 12, the Senators edged the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 at Scotiabank Place in what many were billing as a potential Stanley Cup final preview. However, Dany Heatley was lost for an extended period with a shoulder separation during that game, and the Senators' slide from a 29-10-4 record began shortly after. After the team floundered through the end of February, Paddock was relieved of his duties and general manager Bryan Murray returned behind the bench for the remainder of the season. Ottawa barely hung on to make the playoffs, and then was swept in the first round by the eventual Stanley Cup finalist Pittsburgh Penguins. It was a memorable season for captain Daniel Alfredsson, who made a miraculous return from a serious knee injury to play the final two games against the Penguins. Earlier in the season, Alfredsson became the first Senators player to be voted to a starting position in the NHL all-star game. Linemates Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley were also named to the Eastern Conference team, but the latter couldn't play because of his injury. On Jan. 24, 2008, Alfredsson set a Senators single-game record with seven points, including three goals and four assists. In the wake of the Stanley Cup final the season before, the Senators recorded a franchise-record 38 sellouts in 41 home games.

Season Highlights

Oct. 13, 2007 A new fastest-three-goals record was set when Dany Heatley (8:23), Chris Phillips (8.40) and Patrick Eaves (9:15) scored within 52 seconds during the second period. Ottawa won the 3-1 road match against the Rangers.
Jan. 24, 2008 Daniel Alfredsson set a Senators record for most points in one game when he scored three goals and assisted on four others. Three of Alfredsson's goals came in the third period, tying a club record. The visiting Senators downed Tampa Bay 8-4.
March 25, 2008 A new record for fastest five goals (7:39) was set in a 6-3 victory at Buffalo. The five-markers came from Dean McAmmond (12:20), Daniel Alfredsson (14:02), Anton Volchenkov (18:04), Daniel Alfredsson (18:20) and Antoine Vermette (19:39).
April 3, 2008 Dean McAmmond and Antoine Vermette scored shorthanded goals in the third period to tie the club record for most shorthanded goals in a period in an 8-2 win at Toronto.
April 3, 2008 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.

Division Standings

Boston 82 53 19 10 116
Montreal 82 41 30 11 93
Buffalo 82 41 32 9 91
Ottawa 82 36 35 11 83
Toronto 82 34 35 13 81