In was has become a theme this year, the Sens managed to hold on late, to beat the lowly Florida Panthers 4-3, in what was a sloppy game to the say the least.
The Sens took 7 penalties to Florida's 1, in what has become a recurring problem for us. We can't continue to be so undisciplined as a team, especially when they are coming from role players like Picard and Cheechoo, who took 2 in the offensive zone. If you're not going to score, at least don't hurt us.
Our goals came from Alfie, Ruutu, Fisher on a beautiful tip and Foligno, who scored the oldest way in the book. Bank it off McCabe's skate of course. That's his signature play. Filip Kuba looked a little rusty in his return after missing 8 games but still managed to have a quiet 2 point night.
Pascal Leclaire started the game but didn't finish it. Near the end of the first period, he told triple C that he was feeling dizzy. When the 2nd period began, Elliott took over and was shaky, especially with his rebound control.
The real issue of the night however, was that Anton Volchenkov left the game midway through the 3rd and didn't return. Hopefully it isn't anything too serious, as this would be a major blow to our team.
Other notes from the game:
-For those of you who saw the game on TV, was that an amateur broadcast or what? Crappy quality picture, poor following of the puck by the cameramen and awful anecdotes.
-Were there more then 5,000 people at the game?
-Great effort by Shean Donovan, who worked hard all night and even had a fighting major. Making it hard for Shannon to reclaim his spot.
Anyways, this was anything but a spectacular performance, but a win is a win right? We got the 2 points and that's what matters. Hopefully the A-Train is ok and off to Tampa to do it all over again tomorrow.
Sens are now 6-2-2, good for 14 points.
What were your thoughts on the game?