Oct 23, 2013, 11:44 PM EST
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.”
- Update your wallcharts: Rangers confirm Brassard has mumps 6
- Video: Coyotes defeat Oilers with 0.3 seconds remaining in OT 3
- It’s ‘unlikely’ Duncan Keith has the mumps, says Blackhawks coach 3
- Bjugstad scores the winner as Panthers, Capitals make history with 20-round shootout 20
- Yep, Beau Bennett has the mumps 24
- (Video) PHT Extra: Would the Oilers really trade Taylor Hall? 11
- Russia’s economic crisis causing big trouble for KHL 56
- Eakins calls for patience in Edmonton, whether fans ‘like it or not’ 15
- Bruins have to ‘step up,’ starting tonight in Nashville 45
- Welcome Taylor Hall to the trade rumor mill 53