Sens End Flyers SeasonArchived from 2001-02 season.
Martin Havlat scored 7:33 into overtime to lift Ottawa to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, and send the Senators to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1998.
Ottawa won the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series 4-1 and advances only for the second time in the franchise's modern history.
The Flyers, despite of several All-Star players and a $58 million payroll, earned the dubious record of having scored the fewest goals in a five-game series in the NHL history with just two goals.
Toronto was missing captain Mats Sundin, who is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his left wrist.
"I think we kind of said to ourselves 'Make sure we buckle down here, we've lost one of our key guys,'" Darcy Tucker said. "It was a rallying point for us."
The Islanders lost captain Michael Peca and defenseman Kenny Jonsson to injuries.
"The hit on Kenny Jonsson should be looked on the same way as the Kyle McLaren hit last night," New York coach Peter Laviolette said. "To watch those referees bounce around out there and not make a call was an embarrassment."
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"Everyone's still hungry in here. That's why there's no partying," captain Owen Nolan said. "We're going to be able to rest up for at least another day while the other teams are playing. That's why you strive so hard to finish quickly."
Adam Graves, Vincent Damphousse and Marco Sturm also scored for the Sharks, who won the best-of-seven series 4-1.
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