Playing in front of his hometown fans, Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson scored a goal and an assist to lead his team to a 4-1 exhibition win over the Frolunda Indians on Thursday in Goteburg, Sweden.
Teammate Jason Spezza added a goal and an assist for the Senators, who open the regular season with a pair of games against the Pittsburgh Penguins this weekend in Stockholm beginning Saturday (CBC, CBCSports.ca 2:45 p.m. ET).
The game on Thursday represented the first time Alfredsson played in front of family and friends since suiting up with Frolunda during the 2004-05 NHL lockout.
Chris Kelly and Alfredsson put the Senators in front with a 2-0 lead on two goals scored 1:12 apart halfway through the first period.
But Alexandre Picard and Spezza iced the game early in the third period, scoring in a 1:44 span before a capacity crowd of 12,020 at Scandinavium Arena.
The contest was sold out in 16 minutes when tickets were first made available to fans in Sweden's second-largest city.
Frolunda, which won the Swedish league in 2004-05 featuring Alfredsson, dressed eight players with NHL experience.
Ottawa (4-2-0) leaves for Stockholm on Friday.With files from the Associated Press