Ottawa Continues Playoff Rampage

Senators on brink of finals after sheathing Sabres
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 15, 2007 5:41 AM CDT
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...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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.