Monday, November 15, 2010

Sens Upended & Embarassed

The Senators looked asleep from the moment the puck was dropped, until the final buzzer went, losing 5-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers tonight. They basically didn't bother to show up, and seemed content to just have the game be over as quickly as possible. Perhaps it was due to the Richardson situation, or perhaps they were just ownded by a far superior team. Either way, it was an embrassing loss, being outshot 46-29.

Other thoughts from the game:
  • Kovalev had 1 assist, good for point 999.
  • Foligno needs to be a healthy scratch. 18 games without a goal is pathetic. And taking that undisciplined penalty that lead to Philly's goal to make it 3-1 is unacceptable for a guy in his position.
  • Speaking of people who go on goalless streaks, Fisher has been awful for awhile now.
  • Karlsson needs to play smarter and took way too many penalties tonight.
  • Is Kuba back, I haven't noticed.
  • The Sens will fly back tomorrow to attend the service of Luke Richardson's daugther and then fly to Carolina on Wednesday afternoon for the Wednesday night game. This will likely lead to an L, but still the right decision.
  • Spezza continues to impress me with his play and his effort.

This was a horrible game from the start and I'm gonna pretend it did not happen. Hoepfully we play better in Carolina on Wednesday. I'm hoping for more of a Boston performance and less of a Philly one.

With the lone goal, Jason Spezza wins the night for the Sens.

Thoughts on the poor performance?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many times can the Sens give up shorte handed chances without learning. I think a big part of this problem stems from Gonchar's Kovelev like laziness.

Fisher, should not be playing if he is afraid of contact. Alfredsson and Michalek do not have a center right now.

I agree that Foligno is terrible, we should just trade him.

That was a dick move by the refs to pick our D-man and then give Kovie a penalty on the backcheck.

THE SENS HAVE TO MAKE A MOVE. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE JUST MEDIOCRE AND THERE BEST WINS HAVE COME AGAINST A HABS TEAM THAT PLAYED THE NIGHT BEFORE AND A BRUINS TEAM THAT WAS WITHOUT THEIR TOP 2 CENTERS.

french said...

I would love to see butler called up for a game to see if he can give a boost to the offence, butler AHL stats: 12 goals 6 assists in 16 games is impressive. Spezza needs to replace Fisher on the first line. Im not sure what foligno needs but the coaches need to figure out what to do with him. Lelcaire might get the start in the next game to shake up the team eventhough i believe elliot had a decent game.