Ottawa Continues Playoff Rampage

Senators on brink of finals after sheathing Sabres
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2007 5:41 AM CDT
Ottawa Continues Playoff Rampage
Ottawa Senators goaltender Ray Emery makes the save off the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference hockey finals Monday, May 14, 2007 in Ottawa. (AP PHOTO/CP, Jonathan Hayward) Canada   (Associated Press)

The Ottawa Senators needed only one goal from their vaunted line of Heatley, Alfredsson, and Spezza to extend their playoff winning streak to six, as python-owner and goalie Ray Emery scored his third shutout of the postseason. Ottawa, a fourth seed, hopes to sweep the NHL's highest-scoring team at home on Wednesday.

Buffalo's creative attack has been nullified by Ottawa's defense, most notably on power plays; the Sabres are 0-for-18 thus far. The Senators had 32 shots compared to the Sabres' 15, while Alfredsson had a goal in his fifth straight game. (More NHL stories.)

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