Saturday, March 31, 2012
Sens Get Closer To Playoff Berth
It wasn't pretty but in the end they got the job done. The Sens were up 3-0 in the first period, though they had been outplayed by the Flyers. The Sens had the lead thanks to some weak goals and some outstanding play by Craig Anderson. The 2nd period was a different story, as the Sens let 3 goals in to allow Philly to tie the game. The 3rd was 20 minutes of neither team wanting to give up their point, which brought the game to a thrilling OT period. Once again Anderson was spectacular, making several stunning saves to force a shootout. Read scored for the Flyers but that's all, as Spezza and Michalek scored for the Sens, giving them the 4-3 shootout win and the massive 2 points they need to get closer to a playoff spot.
Now we scoreboard watch. If the hated Leafs can beat the Sabres tonight, the Sens will clinch a playoff spot with a win tomorrow afternoon against Long Island.
Posted by Stephen Smith at Saturday, March 31, 2012