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Simulation says the Ottawa Senators will win Stanley Cup in six games

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Simulation says the Ottawa Senators will win Stanley Cup in six games

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Vancouver-based Electronic Arts simulated the final using its NHL 2007 game and Ottawa beat the Anaheim Ducks in six games thanks in large part to the strong goaltending of Ray Emery.

Dany Heatley scored the series-winning goal late in Game 6 by finishing off a 2-on-1 with Jason Spezza. The Senators clinched the city's first Stanley Cup since 1927 in front of a soldout crowd at Scotiabank Centre.

The series didn't start so well for Ottawa. Anaheim blanked the Sens 2-0 in the opener on goals from Teemu Selanne and Travis Moen and 31 saves from J-S Giguere.

Ottawa then won the next three games to take control of the series. In Game 2, Heatley again had the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory while Emery was named the first star for holding off a late Ducks charge.

The Senators benefited from a questionable penalty call against Anaheim late in Game 3 as Peter Schaeffer scored the winning goal on the power play in a 3-2 win. Emery was again named first star after making 39 saves.

The Ducks opened the scoring in Game 4 but couldn't muster much offence after that. Patrick Eaves, Dean McAmmond and Spezza scored after that as Ottawa won 3-1 to move within one game of the Stanley Cup.

A return home helped boost the Ducks in Game 5 as Selanne scored twice in a 4-2 victory before a rowdy crowd at Honda Center.

It would be the last game those Anaheim fans would see, however, as Ottawa closed out the series at home in Game 6.

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Simulation says the Ottawa Senators will win Stanley Cup in six games