Alexei Kovalev got the scoring underway, notching his first as a Senator, with other goals by Ruutu, Fisher and Neil. Great to see that we are capable of winning without our goals having to come from Alfie or Spezza (who has been noticeably quiet lately).
Brian Elliott was solid in goal, stopping 26 of 28 for his first win of the season. The defence was decent but not spectacular, playing a third game in a row without Kuba. Volchenkov seems back to his hard hitting ways, laying someone out for the third straight game. Special shoutout to Chris Phillips who jumped in right away when Alfie was rocked with a big hit. No one hits the Legend and gets away with it anymore, Big Rig made sure of it. Also, I have to say that I'm loving Matt Carkner. He plays his role, doesn't do anything fancy, plays hard and appreciates being in the show. Plus he has actually played pretty well. Picard on the other hand...........
The Sens now sit in 1st place all alone in the Northeast division, taking 6 of a possible 8 points. We will have a big test tomorrow, when the champs come to town for a Thanksgiving treat.
Those of you who saw it, what did you think of the game? What are your thoughts on the season so far?