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Senators begin life after Yashin

The Senators hope regular-season success carries into the postseason in 2001-02.

Updated: July 23, 2001, 4:23 PM ET
By Brian A. Shactman | ESPN.com

For the Ottawa Senators, 2000-01 was truly a tale of two seasons. The regular season was nothing short of phenomenal. Patrick Lalime stepped in as the No. 1 goalie and won 36 games, while compiling a 2.35 GAA and .914 save percentage. Alexei Yashin returned to the team after a year-long hold out and eventually found his groove to the tune of 40 goals and 88 points. Already deep and talented, Ottawa acquired Curtis Leschyshyn and Mike Sillinger at the trade deadline and seemed poised for postseason ...

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