Spezza helps Senators force Game 6

Despite not playing in an NHL game since April 5, Jason Spezza gave the Sens a spark they needed.

Updated: May 21, 2003, 5:25 PM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

KANATA, Ontario -- And a child shall lead them. Or, at least, get them to Game 6.

In this case, the child is 19-year-old Jason Spezza (who turns 20 on June 13th). And them are the Ottawa Senators, who staved off playoff elimination with a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at the Corel Centre on Monday night.

Spezza, who was anointed as Canada's next great player (see: Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux) at age 15, made the most of his much anticipated first playoff appearance.

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