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Alfredsson collects two points in victorious return to Ottawa

Dec 1, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT

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However Senators fans feel about Daniel Alfredsson‘s departure from Ottawa and return visit, the bottom line is that their former captain’s new team won on Sunday. Alfredsson collected two points (a secondary assist an and empty-netter) as the Detroit Red Wings won 4-2.

He was named the third star of the game, although there’s little doubt the spotlight was brightest on him of all players tonight.

For what it’s worth, Alfredsson seems correct in believing that Detroit has a better chance to contend than Ottawa, even if he seemingly left for more reasons than just competitive opportunities. The Red Wings are now ranked third in the East (14-7-7 for 35 points in 28 games) while the Senators are 12th after their second consecutive loss (10-13-4 for 24 points in 27 GP).

The Red Wings point out that tonight was historic for another reason:


Senators owner believes Alfredsson’s No. 11 will be retired.

Ottawa fans give Alf a mostly warm welcome home.

  1. polegojim - Dec 1, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Great game… very classy by Ottawa and fans.

    Scoring against all 30 teams is a very impressive fact. Wonder if anyone else has done it???


    • cheliostwin - Dec 1, 2013 at 9:06 PM

      Most players with over 300 goals have scored against all 30 teams. The exceptions are those like Yzerman who played for only one team his entire career, so naturally he has never scored a goal against the Red Wings.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 1, 2013 at 9:43 PM

        As opposed to Mike Sillinger, who scored goals FOR all 30 teams!!! OK, slight exaggeration. Only a dozen of them.

  2. jacketsfan7 - Dec 1, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Also have to think that Gretzky , Coffey, etc who retired before 2000 have never played against the jackets or the wild so that takes into place why they haven’t scored on all 30 teams

  3. dearyxd - Dec 2, 2013 at 6:11 AM

    I like fun facts!

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