Oct 23, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT
For the first time ever, Daniel Alfredsson played his old team, the Ottawa Senators. And for the veteran forward, who played 1,178 regular season games for Ottawa, it was a forgettable reunion.
The Senators, thanks to a pair of goals from Jason Spezza, crushed the Red Wings 6-1. It was as if Spezza, the new Senators captain, exclaimed to his long-time and now former teammate that Ottawa’s team is now his team.
Below is a video clip of Spezza’s first of the night, which came on the power play just past the midway point of the first period.
Just a backgrounder on this: Alfredsson, who played 17 seasons with the Senators, signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Red Wings this summer.
“Obviously I’ve got a lot of good friends on the other side. I think it will be a relief once the puck drops,” Alfredsson said prior to the game. “There will be a lot of emotion going into the game … But it’s a bit exciting too.”
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