Monday, December 05, 2011

Lightning Strike Twice, But Sens Strike Four Times

The Sens played a very forgettable game for almost 50 minutes, before coming alive in the end of the third period to steal 2 points away from their newly conference rival Tampa Bay Lightning. The Sens who took the game 4-2 after scoring 2 unanswered, were flat to start out and genuinely look uninterested tonight until they woke up and got the W, snapping their 2 game losing streak. With the win the Sens moved into a playoff spot.

Other thoughts from the game:
  • Craig Anderson was solid tonight, making 33 saves.
  • Alfie had 2 points tonight, including the game tying goal off a blast of a shot
  • Zack Smith had another 2 goals tonight
  • I thought Phillips had another solid game
  • Karlsson needs to be better at getting the puck out of our own end. No more skating it out of our own zone with 3 opponents all over you. He cost us that 2nd goal.
  • Rundblad showed some flashes tonight and cut down on his defensive mistakes
  • Lee wasn't noticeable at all. And I mean that as a major compliment.
  • Excellent presence by Foligno on the game winning goal
  • Martin St Louis is amazing to watch in person. Never stops playing hard and moving.
  • The Daugavins-Smith-Condra line continues to impress and get it done
  • Amazing selflessness by Michalek to pass the puck to Alfie with an open net when he could have taken the NHL lead in goals tonight.

In case you missed the game tonight, here are the highlights between the Sens and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

 With an all around solid game tonight, along with 2 goals, including a beautiful one on a breakaway to seal the win, Zack Smith wins the night.

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