Thursday, October 14, 2010

PGW: 1st Win Of The Year

The Sens dominated early, scored midway, choked for 5 minutes and then held on to get their first win of the year, 3-2 over the Carolina Hurricanes. It was a much better effort for the team overall, though if you can believe it, less than 5 minutes into the game, Pascal Leclaire was injured in yet another bizarre way and was forced to leave the game. I know what you're thinking, I am thinking it too.

Thoughts from the game:
  • Karlsson continues to struggle and was boo'd by the fans tonight at SBP, ouch!
  • Gonchar still has shown the ability that amde him a star, but it's still early, I'm not worried.
  • Elliott played pretty well in relief of Leclaire, but was out of position on their 1st goal.
  • Eric Staal is REALLY good.
  • So is Cam Ward, who made numerous big saves. Without him it could have been 5 or 6.
  • Nick Foligno made a questionable head shot type of hit. There wasn't a peanlty on the play but he may get a call from Colin Campbell.
  • Nice to see such a pretty tic tac toe goal from the first line finally.
  • Kovalev played quite a bit better tonight, at least effort wise, so did Regin.

So the first felt pretty good, though we barely won. But in the end, all that matters is the 2 points, not how ya got em. We have shown signs of strong play without many of our star players performing yet, which is a good sign. On to la bell province on Saturday.

With 2 goals, Mike Fisher wins the night.



Anonymous said...

Why don' the Sens have Gonchar on the right points with Kovalev along the boards on the PP?

GelatinousMutantCoconut said...

Goddamnit Sens fans, class up a bit.
I live in an area with a lot of Leafs fans, and I get a ton of flack that Ottawa fans are bandwagon jumpers and. It doesn't help when we boo our best players. Is it really going to help their play? Not likely. Has a player ever positively responded to being booed? We almost drove Spezza out of town, and Montreal is destroying it's franchise goalie.

The kid is 20 years old for Christs sake. He's also undersized and was rushed into the NHL last year. Despite all of this he's still going to develop into a damn good defenseman.