Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2 Points The Hard Way

The Sens looked good for the win, but they coughed up a 2-0 lead late in the third, before ultimately getting the W in a shootout via Jason Spezza's hot stick. This was the Sens first win in Raleigh in 4 years, a place we typically play very poorly in, so it was nice to see a total team effort tonight in the 3-2 shootout win. It was Ottawa's first road win of the year and our 3rd win in a row total, bringing our season record to a very respectable 4-5.

Other thoughts from the game:
  • Anderson was pretty solid, except when he didn't play the puck on the first goal, but came through in the shootout.
  • Speaking of that first goal, what the hell were Cowen and Gonchar thinking by not playing the puck there?
  • Speaking of Gonchar, he looked better again tonight and had 2 assists and has 4 points in last 2 games.
  • I thought Kaspars Daugavins had a very nice game tonight. I wouldn't mind him staying a few more to see what he can do.
  • Da Costa was invisible, again. I'm not sure why he seems above being sent down to Bingo.
  • Speaking of being sent to Bingo, tonight was Mika's 9th game so the team has a decision to make. Stay in Ottawa or back to Sweden. I say he stays here. He had a couple of excellent defensive plays tonight.
  • A very nice shot and goal by 4th line guy Zenon Konopka tonight. Won some key faceoffs too.
  • I thought Rundblad has begun to be a lot better. Perhaps signs he will live up to his potential this season still.
  • Speaking of Rundblad, what a horrible call by the refs against him with just 2:37 left. Truly brutal.
  • Jason Spezza is on fire!
  • I continue to be impressed by Colin Greening's power forward potential. Condra, not so much.
  • EK65 was very quiet for him tonight.
  • Only a little over 12k in Raleigh tonight.

Tweet of the night:

Really Allen? If getting paid to travel and watch hockey is too boring or hard for you, why don't you quit.

Picture of the night:

The Sens celebrate the shootout win in Carolina, their 3rd in a row.

            With the Sens' 2nd goal of the game and the shootout winner, Jason Spezza wins the night.

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