The second round of the playoffs have just finished their first games each. The Ottawa Senators narrowly beat the New Jersey Devils by 5 goals to 4. Despite having taken a commanding 4-0 lead by the end of the first period, Ottawa nearly let it slip away. First period goals by Jason Spezza, Joe Corvo, Dean McAmmond & Dany Heatley embarrassed the Devils who responded strongly in the second period. By the third period it was 4-3 and a goal by defenceman Wade Redden saved the win for Ottawa although the Devils would get one more goal.
In the other game today San Jose beat Detroit 2-0 and last night Buffalo beat New York 5-2 while Anaheim beat Vancouver 5-1.