Tuesday, October 11, 2011

First W Of The Year

Well that was a game wasn't it? The 2011-12 edition of the Sens are insanely exciting so far, which is awesome for entertainment purposes and ticket sales, but also good, at least for tonight, for wins. Ottawa was down 2-0 and 3-1, before battling back to tie at 3's and eventually taking it 4-3 in the shootout, sending the loyal fans at SBP home very happy tonight.

There were a few standouts tonight, but it was an overall team performance for the most part. Everyone chipped in, played hard, and never gave up after being down yet again. Sure is a big change from last years team who folded faster than Superman on laundry day. And you know what, it's awesome to watch. I think we all know we won't win that many games this season, but we sure are going to be exciting to watch, and that's enough for me.

Other thoughts from the game:
  • The new goal song is Seven Nation Army
  • The music as a whole was way better and more current than in the past
  • Nick Foligno had a spirited game I thought.
  • The entire defence struggled all night, especially with moving the puck out of our end
  • Craig Anderson was solid but not spectacular. Though I wouldn't blame him on any of the 3 goals.
  • Mika Zibanejad had some very fancy moves stickhandling wise.
  • The red carpet event and the 1992-93 team ceremonies were pointless and very poorly done.
  • Gonchar was bad....again.
  • I thought Regin had a decent showing in his season debut.
  • Rundblad was just so so in his NHL debut, which is what I was expecting.
  • No sellout apparently = [
  • Colin Greening had a nice game as well.

 With one goal, one assist, 8 hits including one on Heatley and one bone crusher behind the net, plus an all around amazing game, Chris Neil wins the night.

Thoughts on the home opening win?


    Anonymous said...

    Again, we have NO DEFENCE. NONE. ZERO. ZILCH.

    WTF Murray, figure it out already!
    Bench Gonchar, bring someone up, do something. Our defence is a total joke.

    Our ofwards are really impressive - except for Spezza. I can't believe after all these years he still does that stupid blind pass into the middle - it almost cost us the game this time. Wake up dummy.

    Robbie the Robot said...

    Oy vey. One turnover, one turnover and you throw the guy under the bus. Do you know how bad this team would be without Spezza? He's stepped his game up significantly the last couple seasons. Guy was flat out outstanding last season when most of the team was phoning it in. Get over it, its going to happen with creative players sometimes. He's not a robot....but i am. GLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP

    boobs said...

    I can't believe I still have to say this after what seems like a decade: one of the ways offensive players create offensive by being creative.

    If you look at a list of last year's top Giveaway-ers, there are a lot of great offensive players in their: Kovalchuk, Thorton, Getzlaf, B. Richards. Sure there are some peopel who just give the puck away a lot, but a monkey could figure out that Spezza is obviously in the former category.

    Incedently, these players also often have a lot of Takeaways.

    Friggin' kids...