Ottawa came out of the Christmas break strong, routing the lowly Islanders.
Jason Spezza led the way with a hat trick, and Marian Hossa and Wade Redden each added two goals as the Sens won for the first time in...well, a LONG time.
The Islanders got goals from Jason Blake and Trent Hunter, but struggled throughout the night. They seemed to be sluggish. Perhaps it was too much Christmas food. Or maybe it was their abnormally large heads. Whatever the reason, the team didn't get much going all night.
"We knew they had big heads, but it's pretty unbelievable when you see it," Sens captain Daniel Alfreddsen said. "In retrospect, you can see that Alexei (Yashin) got traded to the right team."