Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
|2005–06 Ottawa Senators · NHL|
|Northeast Division Champions|
|General Manager||John Muckler|
|Alternate captains|| Zdeno Chara|
|Arena||Corel Centre (renamed to Scotiabank Place during season)|
|Average attendance||19,474 (101.7%)|
|Goals||Dany Heatley (50)|
|Assists||Jason Spezza (71)|
|Points||Dany Heatley (103)|
|Penalties in minutes||Chris Neil (204)|
|Wins||Dominik Hasek (28)|
|Goals against average||Dominik Hasek (2.09)|
2005–06 Ottawa Senators season was the 13th season of the Ottawa Senators. After one of their franchise-best regular seasons, finishing with 113 points, the Senators made it to the Eastern Conference Semi-final, in which the Buffalo Sabres eliminated Ottawa in five games.
Changes occurred to the Senators roster before the season. First, Ottawa acquired the playoff-experienced goaltender Dominik Hasek for his Stanley Cup experience. Second, a blockbuster trade involved Marian Hossa and Greg DeVries being sent to the Atlanta Thrashers for Dany Heatley. The trade occurred on the day that Hossa had signed a new contract. The value of Hossa's contract was beyond what GM Muckler felt that Hossa was worth and so he was dealt away. Marian had lead the Sens in scoring.
Heatley, together with Alfredsson and Spezza, formed one of the league's top offensive lines, dubbed the "CASH line" by fans in a contest held by the Ottawa Citizen. The name is made from the initials of Captain Alfredsson, Spezza, and Heatley. Cash Line won out over finalists 'Dash Line' and 'Dazzle Line,' which Spezza reputedly despised and wanted to veto. Another nickname the line has picked up is the 'Pizza Line', and is the nickname used by the Citizen's rival paper, the Ottawa Sun. However, during the press conference to introduce the teams for the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, Dany Heatley went on record to say he likes the 'Cash line' name.
The Senators team sent nine players to the 2006 Winter Olympics as part of the NHL's commitment. Daniel Alfredsson, Zdeno Chara, Martin Havlat, Dany Heatley, Andrej Meszaros, Wade Redden, Christoph Schubert and Anton Volchenkov all played for their country's national teams, while Jason Spezza was a substitute for Canada. The experience was not good for the Senators: Dominik Hasek was having a good season but the team lost him to a hamstring injury he suffered while playing for the Czech national ice hockey team. He would not play again for the Senators.
In addition to leading the NHL with most goals for (312), the Senators also led the NHL in shorthanded goals (25), scoring points (840), and shots on goal (2,811).
The 'CASH' line made a dramatic and historic debut, playing in the first game of the 2005–06 season on October 5, 2005, against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto. In the pre-season, right winger Brandon Bochenski had been playing on the line as he had played with Spezza in the AHL during the lock-out. But with five minutes to go, with the Senators trailing, then Senators' coach Bryan Murray replaced Bochenski with Alfredsson and Alfredsson scored a game-tying goal with 62 seconds left. Heatley and Alfredsson would then go on to score the first shootout goals in NHL history to win the game that night.
Heatley became the first Ottawa Senator in franchise history to reach 100 points on April 13, 2006, recording two assists during a 5–4 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers and five days later became the first Senator to score 50 goals in a season. Meanwhile, defenceman Wade Redden became the first Senator to win the NHL Plus/Minus Award, tied with New York Ranger Michal Rozsival, with a +35.
|4||9||Toronto Maple Leafs||82||41||33||8||257||270||90|
Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime/Shootout loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.
|1||October 5||Ottawa||3 – 2||Toronto Maple Leafs||SO||Hasek||19,452||1–0–0||2|
|2||October 8||Buffalo Sabres||0 – 5||Ottawa||Hasek||19,661||2–0–0||4|
|3||October 10||Toronto Maple Leafs||5 – 6||Ottawa||SO||Hasek||18,680||3–0–0||6|
|4||October 11||Ottawa||4 – 2||Montreal Canadiens||Emery||21,273||4–0–0||8|
|5||October 15||Boston Bruins||1 – 5||Ottawa||Hasek||19,379||5–0–0||10|
|6||October 21||Ottawa||4 – 1||Tampa Bay Lightning||Hasek||20,494||6–0–0||12|
|7||October 24||Ottawa||2 – 3||Carolina Hurricanes||Hasek||12,116||6–1–0||12|
|8||October 27||Montreal Canadiens||3 – 4||Ottawa||OT||Emery||18,840||7–1–0||14|
|9||October 29||Ottawa||8 – 0||Toronto Maple Leafs||Hasek||19,480||8–1–0||16|
|10||October 30||Philadelphia Flyers||5 – 3||Ottawa||Hasek||19,335||8–2–0||16|
|11||November 2||Ottawa||10 – 4||Buffalo Sabres||Emery||13,905||9–2–0||18|
|12||November 3||Tampa Bay Lightning||4 – 2||Ottawa||Hasek||18,604||10–2–0||20|
|13||November 5||New York Islanders||6 – 0||Ottawa||Hasek||19,776||11–2–0||22|
|14||November 10||Ottawa||5 – 2||Boston Bruins||Hasek||17,159||12–2–0||24|
|15||November 12||Buffalo Sabres||1 – 6||Ottawa||Emery||19,414||13–2–0||26|
|16||November 15||Carolina Hurricanes||2 – 1||Ottawa||Hasek||19,544||13–3–0||26|
|17||November 17||Florida Panthers||1 – 4||Ottawa||Hasek||18,650||14–3–0||28|
|18||November 19||New Jersey Devils||4 – 5||Ottawa||Emery||19,534||15–3–0||30|
|19||November 22||Ottawa||5 – 3||Carolina Hurricanes||Hasek||13,427||16–3–0||32|
|20||November 25||Ottawa||6 – 2||New York Islanders||Hasek||15,564||17–3–0||35|
|21||November 26||Boston Bruins||2 – 4||Ottawa||Hasek||19,691||18–3–0||36|
|22||November 29||Montreal Canadiens||0 – 4||Ottawa||Emery||19,858||19–3–0||38|
|23||December 1||Ottawa||0 – 3||Boston Bruins||Hasek||15,639||19–4–0||38|
|24||December 2||Los Angeles Kings||1 – 5||Ottawa||Hasek||19,671||20–4–0||40|
|25||December 5||Ottawa||6 – 3||Florida Panthers||Hasek||10,883||21–4–0||42|
|26||December 9||Ottawa||2 – 3||Vancouver Canucks||SO||Hasek||18,630||21–4–1||44|
|27||December 10||Ottawa||1 – 2||Calgary Flames||OT||Emery||19,289||21–4–2||44|
|28||December 12||Ottawa||6 – 2||Colorado Avalanche||Hasek||18,007||22–4–2||46|
|29||December 15||Dallas Stars||2 – 0||Ottawa||Emery||19,598||22–5–2||46|
|30||December 17||Toronto Maple Leafs||2 – 8||Ottawa||Hasek||19,935||23–5–2||48|
|31||December 20||Ottawa||3 – 4||Montreal Canadiens||SO||Hasek||21,273||23–5–3||49|
|32||December 22||Ottawa||3 – 4||Philadelphia Flyers||Hasek||19,817||23–6–3||49|
|33||December 23||Ottawa||4 – 2||New York Islanders||Emery||11,425||24–6–3||51|
|34||December 26||New York Rangers||2 – 6||Ottawa||Hasek||19,806||25–6–3||53|
|35||December 28||Carolina Hurricanes||2 – 6||Ottawa||Hasek||20,050||26–6–3||55|
|36||December 30||New York Islanders||3 – 4||Ottawa||Emery||20,055||27–6–3||57|
|37||January 2||Ottawa||3 – 8||Atlanta Thrashers||Emery||12,536||27–7–3||57|
|38||January 4||Ottawa||3 – 1||Washington Capitals||Hasek||10,047||28–7–3||59|
|39||January 5||Ottawa||2 – 4||Boston Bruins||Hasek||15,481||28–8–3||59|
|40||January 7||Ottawa||1 – 4||Montreal Canadiens||Hasek||21,273||28–9–3||59|
|41||January 10||Phoenix Coyotes||2 – 7||Ottawa||Hasek||19,773||29–9–3||61|
|42||January 12||San Jose Sharks||2 – 0||Ottawa||Hasek||19,538||29–10–3||61|
|43||January 14||Ottawa||5 – 3||Edmonton Oilers||Hasek||16,839||30–10–3||63|
|44||January 16||Ottawa||6 – 1||Minnesota Wild||Hasek||18,568||31–10–3||65|
|45||January 19||Anaheim Ducks||4 – 3||Ottawa||SO||Hasek||19,387||31–10–4||66|
|46||January 21||Toronto Maple Leafs||0 – 7||Ottawa||Hasek||20,093||32–10–4||68|
|47||January 23||Toronto Maple Leafs||3 – 4||Ottawa||Hasek||19,865||33–10–4||70|
|48||January 26||Montreal Canadiens||0 – 3||Ottawa||Hasek||19,908||34–10–4||72|
|49||January 30||Boston Bruins||5 – 0||Ottawa||Emery||19,551||34–11–4||72|
|50||February 1||Ottawa||3 – 5||New Jersey Devils||Hasek||10,142||34–12–4||72|
|51||February 2||Ottawa||7 – 2||Pittsburgh Penguins||Hasek||14,714||35–12–4||74|
|52||February 4||Ottawa||1 – 2||Buffalo Sabres||SO||Hasek||17,451||35–12–5||75|
|53||February 6||Pittsburgh Penguins||2 – 5||Ottawa||Emery||19,877||36–12–5||77|
|54||February 8||Ottawa||1 – 5||New York Rangers||Hasek||18,200||36–13–5||77|
|55||February 9||Atlanta Thrashers||2 – 1||Ottawa||Hasek||19,604||36–14–5||77|
|56||February 11||Philadelphia Flyers||2 – 3||Ottawa||Hasek||19,834||37–14–5||79|
|57||March 1||Ottawa||4 – 3||Pittsburgh Penguins||Emery||14,026||38–14–5||81|
|58||March 2||Washington Capitals||1 – 7||Ottawa||Emery||19,346||39–14–5||83|
|59||March 4||Ottawa||4 – 2||Toronto Maple Leafs||Emery||19,486||40–14–5||85|
|60||March 6||Ottawa||4 – 0||Tampa Bay Lightning||Emery||19,855||41–14–5||87|
|61||March 8||Ottawa||2 – 6||Florida Panthers||Emery||15,196||41–15–5||87|
|62||March 10||Ottawa||3 – 1||Atlanta Thrashers||Emery||15,057||42–15–5||89|
|63||March 12||Ottawa||5 – 2||Washington Capitals||Emery||15,740||43–15–5||91|
|64||March 14||Tampa Bay Lightning||3 – 4||Ottawa||Emery||19,810||44–15–5||93|
|65||March 16||Ottawa||2 – 3||Boston Bruins||SO||Emery||15,066||44–15–6||94|
|66||March 18||Buffalo Sabres||2 – 4||Ottawa||Emery||19,947||45–15–6||96|
|67||March 19||Ottawa||4 – 0||New Jersey Devils||Emery||14,681||46–15–6||98|
|68||March 21||Pittsburgh Penguins||2 – 5||Ottawa||Emery||19,360||47–15–6||100|
|69||March 24||Ottawa||3 – 1||Buffalo Sabres||Emery||18,690||48–15–6||102|
|70||March 25||Ottawa||3 – 6||Philadelphia Flyers||Emery||19,869||48–16–6||103|
|71||March 28||New Jersey Devils||3 – 2||Ottawa||SO||Emery||18,668||48–16–7||103|
|72||March 30||New York Rangers||1 – 4||Ottawa||Emery||18,710||49–16–7||105|
|73||April 1||Washington Capitals||1 – 0||Ottawa||Emery||19,403||49–17–7||105|
|74||April 3||Atlanta Thrashers||4 – 6||Ottawa||Emery||18,742||50–17–7||107|
|75||April 5||Ottawa||4 – 5||Buffalo Sabres||OT||Emery||17,622||50–17–8||108|
|76||April 6||Montreal Canadiens||5 – 2||Ottawa||Emery||19,929||50–18–8||108|
|77||April 8||Buffalo Sabres||6 – 2||Ottawa||Emery||19,575||50–19–8||108|
|78||April 10||Ottawa||2 – 3||Montreal Canadiens||Emery||21,273||50–20–8||108|
|79||April 11||Boston Bruins||3 – 4||Ottawa||OT||Morrison||18,279||51–20–8||110|
|80||April 13||Florida Panthers||5 – 4||Ottawa||OT||Morrison||19,173||51–20–9||111|
|81||April 15||Ottawa||1 – 5||Toronto Maple Leafs||Emery||19,410||51–21–9||111|
|82||April 18||Ottawa||5 – 1||New York Rangers||Emery||18,200||52–21–9||113|
- Green background indicates win.
- Red background indicates regulation loss.
- White background indicates overtime/shootout loss.
The Ottawa Senators ended the 2005–06 regular season as the Eastern Conference's first seed.
Ray Emery took over the starting goaltender duties; he became the first rookie netminder since Philadelphia's Brian Boucher in 2000 to win a playoff series when the Senators defeated Tampa Bay in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, four games to one. The Senators were then defeated by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round, four games to one.
After the playoff loss, Eugene Melnyk (the team's owner) comforted fans in an open letter, by saying that their team would not only win the Stanley Cup in the future, but, once they had it, they would, he boasted, "hoard" it year after year.
Eastern Conference Quarter-finals: vs. (8) Tampa Bay LightningEdit
|1||April 21||Tampa Bay||1 – 4||Ottawa||Emery||19,660||1 – 0|
|2||April 23||Tampa Bay||4 – 3||Ottawa||Emery||19,745||1 – 1|
|3||April 25||Ottawa||8 – 4||Tampa Bay||Emery||20,815||2 – 1|
|4||April 27||Ottawa||5 – 2||Tampa Bay||Emery||20,682||3 – 1|
|5||April 29||Tampa Bay||3 – 2||Ottawa||Emery||20,004||4 – 1|
Ottawa wins series 4–1.
Eastern Conference Semi-finals: vs. (4) Buffalo SabresEdit
|1||May 5||Buffalo||7 – 6||Ottawa||OT||Emery||19,544||0 – 1|
|2||May 8||Buffalo||2 – 1||Ottawa||Emery||19,816||0 – 2|
|3||May 10||Ottawa||2 – 3||Buffalo||OT||Emery||18,690||0 – 3|
|4||May 11||Ottawa||2 – 1||Buffalo||Emery||18,690||1 – 3|
|5||May 13||Buffalo||3 – 2||Ottawa||OT||Emery||20,024||1 – 4|
Buffalo wins series 4–1.
Player stats Edit
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T/OT = Ties/overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;
Awards and recordsEdit
- Molson Cup - Daniel Alfredsson
- NHL Plus/Minus Award - Wade Redden
- Second NHL All-Star Team - Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley, Zdeno Chara
|July 30, 2005|| To Minnesota Wild |
| To Ottawa Senators |
Minnesota's fourth-round pick 2005 Draft (Cody Bass)
|August 23, 2005]|| To Atlanta Thrashers |
Greg de Vries
| To Ottawa Senators |
|October 5, 2005|| To Florida Panthers |
future considerations (Ottawa's sixth-round pick in 2007 Draft)
| To Ottawa Senators |
|March 9, 2006|| To Chicago Blackhawks |
Ottawa's second-round pick in 2006 Draft
| To Ottawa Senators |
Received from waiversEdit
|G Mike Morrison||Edmonton Oilers|
2005-06 Ottawa Senators
- NHL.com - Player Search. NHL. Retrieved on 2010-02-08.
|Round||#||Player||Nationality||NHL team||College/Junior/Club team (League)|
|1||9||Brian Lee (D)||United States||Ottawa Senators||Moorhead High School (USHS, MN)|
|3||70||Vitali Anikienko (D)||Russia||Ottawa Senators||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)|
|4||95||Cody Bass (C)||Canada||Ottawa Senators (from Colorado Avalanche)||Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)|
|4||98||Ilya Zubov (C)||Russia||Ottawa Senators (from St. Louis Blues)||Chelyabinsk (Russia)|
|4||115||Janne Kolehmainen (LW)||Finland||Ottawa Senators||SaiPa (SM-liiga)|
|5||136||Tomas Kudelka (D)||Czech Republic||Ottawa Senators||Zlin Jr. (Czech Jr.)|
|6||186||Dmitri Megalinsky||Russia||Ottawa Senators||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)|
|7||204||Colin Greening||Canada||Ottawa Senators||Upper Canada College (CCL)|
- ↑ NHL Attendance - 2006. ESPN. Retrieved on 2009-12-01.
- ↑ Garrioch, Bruce (October 30, 2007). "Team Reports". The Hockey News.
- ↑ Citizen staff (November 17, 2005), "The Cash Line easily wins the vote", Ottawa Citizen: C1
- ↑ Brennan, Don (November 13, 2005). Saturday night's all right. Ottawa Sun/Slam Sports. Retrieved on 2007–11–29.
- ↑ Garrioch, Bruce (October 2, 2007), "Pizza Line Ordered Up", Ottawa Sun
- ↑ The name refers to a promotion instituted by a pizza company chain to provide a free slice of pizza to all attending when the Senators scored 5 goals. The line increased the number of times the Senators scored 5 per game and the pizza company had to change its promotion to 6 goals.
- ↑ Panzeri, Allen (May 28, 2007), "Sens carry a nation's hopes; Ducks hope playing with less pressure is to their advantage", Calgary Herald: D1
- ↑ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/OTT/2006.html
- ↑ Canadian Press (October 6, 2005). Sens Edge Leafs in First Shootout. TSN.ca. Retrieved on 2007-12-01.
- ↑ Ottawa Senators Schedule. ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2007–08–13.
- ↑ TSN.ca Staff with CP, Ottawa Senators' files (2006). Melnyk confident Sens will be a dynasty. TSN.ca. Retrieved on 2007–08–13.
- ↑ 2005-06 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-17.
|Franchise||Franchise • Original Franchise • Expansion Draft • Players • Seasons • Records • Draft picks|
|Arenas||Ottawa Civic Centre • Bell Sensplex (practice) • Scotiabank Place|
|Head Coaches||Bowness • Allison • Martin • Neilson • Martin • Murray • Paddock • Murray • Hartsburg • Clouston|
|General Managers||Bridgman • Sexton • Gauthier • Dudley • Johnston • Muckler • Murray|
|Affiliates||Binghamton Senators (AHL) • Elmira Jackals (ECHL)|
|Rivalries||Toronto Maple Leafs • Buffalo Sabres|
|Ottawa Senators seasons|
|original • 1992–93 • 1993–94 • 1994–95 • 1995–96 • 1996–97 • 1997–98 • 1998–99 • 1999–2000 • 2000–01 • 2001–02 • 2002–03 • 2003–04 • 2004–05 • 2005–06 • 2006–07 • 2007–08 • 2008–09 • 2009–10|
|2005–06 NHL season by team|
|Atlantic||New Jersey • NY Islanders • NY Rangers • Philadelphia • Pittsburgh|
|Northeast||Boston • Buffalo • Montreal • Ottawa • Toronto|
|Southeast||Atlanta • Carolina • Florida • Tampa Bay • Washington|
|Central||Chicago • Columbus • Detroit • Nashville • St. Louis|
|Northwest||Calgary • Colorado • Edmonton • Minnesota • Vancouver|
|Pacific||Anaheim • Dallas • Los Angeles • Phoenix • San Jose|
|See also||2005 NHL Entry Draft • Stanley Cup Playoffs • Transactions|
|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 2005–06 Ottawa Senators season. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).|