The following season of 1925-26, Connell won 24 games in 36 stars, with 15 shutouts, a career high. In 1926-27, Connell won 30 games, 13 by shutout, in 44 appearances. The Senators would defeat the Montreal Canadiens and then defeat the Boston Bruins in their best-of-five series by the unusual line of 2 wins, no losses and a pair of ties earning Connell his first Stanley Cup.
Finally, on this date in 1928, the Canadiens failed to solve Connell while the Senators managed to find the net for the first time in four games to secure a 1-0 win and Connell's sixth consecutive clean sheet.
The shutout streak ended when during Ottawa's 3-2 win over the Chicago Black Hawks on February 22nd. During the final five games of the six consecutive shutouts, the Senators only managed two goals themselves! Connell would finish the season by matching his career high of 15 shutouts.
Connell rejoined the Senators for 1932-33 and was named team captain, but would only see action in 15 games compared to the 48 he played for the Falcons the previous season and he retired for the first time at the end of the year.
Stanley Cup champion Alex Connell of the Montreal Maroons