Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sens Roll Over Caps For 4th Straight W

The Senators dominated yet again, getting their 4th win in a row, beating the Ovechkinless Caps 5-2 tonight in a game that wasn't nearly as close as the final score might appear. The Sens got up 4-0 after goals by Karlsson, Phillips (again) and a pair from Michalek. One of them was highlight reel caliber. The Caps scored a decent PP goal and had a lucky one bounce in off a players face and into the net. Anderson played very well, making many key saves. Sure the Caps, Lightning, Isles and Panthers aren't elite teams but still nice to dominate 4 games in a row and collect the important 8 points.

Other thoughts from the game:
  • Another 3 points from Karlsson tonight. He took the franchise lead in most assists by a dman tonight with his 47th of the season. The kid is niiiiiiiiiiiiice.
  • God the Caps are bad. Like pathetically horribly bad.
  • Foligno's empty netter to seal the W was his 4th this season. Good for a share of 1st place in the NHL.
  • Phillips remarkably scored again, his 4th in 6 games after going 75 without one.
  • Filip Kuba lead the Sens playing over 25mins tonight in another solid game.
  • Anderson made a few really nice saves tonight. The 2 goals make it seem like he didn't play that well but he did. Stats can lie sometimes.
  • Michalek's twirl after his first goal was for a buddy back home we found out post game.
  • Another game goes by with no goal from Turris. It's starting to drag on.
  • Only 1 point for Spezza tonight. Guess he is human after all.
  • Karlsson know leads 2nd place Brian Campbell by TWENTY points in dman scoring. Insane!
  • I thought Gonchar had another solid game too.
  • Starting to look like Konopka and Carkner will never see the ice again.
  • Cowen had 5 hits tonight and shows why he's a physical force out there for us.

With 3 more points and a +1, Erik Karlsson wins the night. Honorable mention to Michalek with the 2 goals.

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