Senators on Verge of Exorcising Devils

Ottawa takes a 3-1 series lead against the East's top seed
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 2, 2007 10:47 PM CDT
Ottawa Senators' Dany Heatley, right, speaks with goaltender Ray Emery following the Senators 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils during NHL playoff hockey action in Ottawa, Wednesday, May 2, 2007. (AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Ironman goalie Martin Brodeur was good, but the Ottawa front line was even better in a 3-2 Game 4 victory that has New Jersey on the verge of crashing out of the playoffs. Winger Dany Heatley played the hero before an electrified home crowd; he assisted on Daniel Alfredsson's goal, then put one between Brodeur's pads himself.

Python-owning Sens goalie Ray Emery was bidding for his third home shutout in a row, but Devils winger Brian Gionta scored against him in the second period. With a win, Ottawa will reach the Eastern Conference finals for the second time; in their first, in 2003, New Jersey beat them in seven games.