The Sens rewarded everyone on the east coast who decided to stay up late to watch the game by beating up on a very good team on Thursday night, winning against San Jose 4-1. In typical Sens fashion, we were down 1-0 less than 4 minutes into the game, but Kyle Turris tied it up as he continues his red hot play, before Karlsson gave Ottawa the lead off a nice pass from Turris. To wrap it up, Colin Greening potted a pair to put the game out of reach and give the Sens a very gratifying win to start their western roadie. Craig Anderson was spectacular again, continuing his unbelievable play. On to Anaheim for Saturday night's game.
Other thoughts from the game:
- Anderson stopped 36 of 37, spectacular.
- Borowiecki was very solid in his NHL debut. Good things ahead.
- Sens had some injury problems with Daugavins and Smith leaving the game and not returning.
- Look for Andre Petersson to suit up on Saturday.
- Gonchar looked good. It was his 1100th game.
- Spezza, Greening and Turris all had 2 point nights.
- Cowen took some bad penalties. Learning process.
- Sens are not in 4th in the east and have the 4th best road record in the NHL.
- Luckily Spezza wasn't injured in that ankle on knee McGinn hit.
- Sens are 13-2-2 in last 17 games. Wow!
With 37 saves Craig Anderson wins the night. Greening with 2 goals gets VERY honorable mention.