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Senators cruise to win over Red Wings

– Jason Spezza and Bobby Ryan scored two goals apiece, and the Senators routed Daniel Alfredsson and the Red Wings 6-1.

Alfredsson was held without a point by his former team. The Swedish winger spent 17 seasons with the Senators before signing a one-year deal with the Red Wings in the offseason.

Eric Gryba and Jared Cowen also scored for the Senators, who had three goals on eight shots against Jimmy Howard before the Detroit goalie was taken out in the first period.

Craig Anderson made 31 saves for Ottawa.

Todd Bertuzzi scored for the Red Wings.

The Senators won at Detroit for the first time since 2006, although this was only their third road game against the Red Wings since then. Gryba opened the scoring, beating Howard from the right circle after Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser couldn’t control the puck behind the net.

Spezza made it 2-0 on a power play, shooting through traffic from the left circle. After Detroit’s Kyle Quincey was called for tripping, the Senators needed only 7 seconds to score again with the man advantage, this time on Ryan’s wrist shot to Howard’s stick side with 5:46 remaining in the first period.

Bertuzzi scored a couple minutes later, stuffing the puck past Anderson on the power play.

Anderson made a sprawling stick save on Pavel Datsyuk at the start of the second period, and Spezza made it 4-1 with his second goal of the night. His initial shot missed the net but bounced right back to him from the end boards, and he was able to shoot past a startled Jonas Gustavsson.

Cowen scored early in the third when his shot from near the left point slipped past Gustavsson. Ryan scored on a rebound to make it 6-1.

BRUINS 5, SABRES 2: In Buffalo, N.Y., Milan Lucic had two goals and an assist, and Torey Krug also scored twice for the Bruins. Nikita Zadorov and Cody Hodgson scored for the Sabres. At 1-9-1, the Sabres are off to their worst start in franchise history. They are winless in their first seven home games.

Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson had to be helped from the ice after a late hit from Sabres enforcer John Scott in the third period.

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