Sunday, April 01, 2012

No Alfie, No Spezza, No Problem

The Sens were without their 2 best forward in Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza, but it didn't seem to affect them any, as they once again destroyed the New York Islanders on the road 5-1. With the big win, the Senators have now officially clinched a playoff spot. So you can now breathe easier Sens Army. The Sens really dominated from start to finish, with the lone Isles goal coming off a skate to make it 1-0 before the Sens potted 5 unanswered. Kyle Turris was the star of the game, registering 4 points and sending the team back to Ottawa with a postseason birth in tow.

Other thoughts from the game:

  • Jesse Winchester suited up for the first time in 44 games and had an assist and didn't look out of place. He may prove to be a valuable depth guy for the playoffs.
  • Gonchar played well too. He had 2 points.
  • So did Nick Foligno and Milan Michalek
  • Karlsson got his 78th point of the year and continues to lead the league in takeaways. He even got a bit of PK time.
  • Anderson was steady when he had to be but didn't have much work.
  • Phillips didn't look out of place on the PP again.
  • Klinkhammer still hasn't scored.
  • The Isles are bad, like really bad. Johhny T should ask out of there asap.
  • Reported trade deadline day target PA Parenteau was invisible. Perhaps it was good we didn't make a move after all.
  • Jason Spezza missed the game due to the birth of his 2nd daughter. They have named her Nicola.
  • Alfie missed the game with the flu.
  • Gilroy was in for Carkner soemwhat unexpectedly but I didn't notice him at all. As a defenceman, that can be a good thing. Nice to have options sometimes.
  • Butler continued to unimpress.
  • Nice tilt by Neil. He got the easy decision.
  • Quite a few Sens fans in the crowd in Long Island today, nice to see Sens Army on the road.

With 2 goals and 2 assists Kyle Turris wins the afternoon.

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