The Ottawa Senators prevailed over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in a shootout victory that also marks the 600th NHL win for Ottawa coach Bryan Murray. Dany Heatley started off the scoring with the lone goal in the first period. The second followed in the same vein with Mike Fisher knocking in a wrist shot, assisted by Daniel Alfredsson & Chris Phillips. The Oilers came back strongly in the third period and scored three goals – two by Petr Sykora and one by Tom Gilbert. Oiler Ales Hemsky had two assists. Captain Alfredsson also scored and the game was headed for over time. No one could break the tie in OT so on to the shootout. Former Oilers Dean McAmmond & Mike Comrie scored in the SO to give the victory to the Sens. Murray reached his personal milestone in 1,199 games. He earned his first win on Nov. 18, 1981, with Washington and holds the distinction of being the longest-serving coach without a Stanley Cup.
Song for the day – “Back To Me” – KATHLEEN EDWARDS