Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sens Shutout Sabres, Get Much Needed Win


It wasn't pretty, but the Sens managed to outlast the hapless Sabres for a 2-0 win on Tuesday night thanks to a pair of 2nd period goals from Karlsson and Condra. It was their 2nd win in a week against Buffalo at SBP, this time Anderson was the story, making 42 saves for the shutout win, his 2nd of the year. The team as a whole was pretty lethargic, but in the end, the got the much needed win, especially since they travel and play the mighty Penguins in Pittsburgh tomorrow night. A win is a win and that's all this was, we continue to struggle to put the puck in the net and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

Other thoughts from the game:
  • Colin Greening is playing way too soft for my liking. He needs to become a power forward in my opinion.
  • Stephane Da Costa got PP time multiple times tonight. I'm not quite sure I understand that play.
  • Mika Zibanejad hit the post, but has been inconsistent as of late.
  • Alfie may be god according to Siri, but he had one of the all time missed tonight. That net was so empty Ryan Miller wasn't even in the shot. Condra's miss in Boston last year is neck and neck with this one.
  • Karlsson lead the Sens in ice time playing over 27mins but Gonchar was close behind him logging 26 minutes himself.
  • Speaking of Karlsson, he had his first ever NHL shorthanded goal, which ended up being the winner.
  • Anderson was Anderson and made all the saves he had to. I can't recall a spectacular save he made but you can only stop the shots that are taken. I can only imagine where we'd be without him this year.
  • Turris continues to struggle lately. I'm not sure why.
  • Still waiting for Silfverberg to break out scoring wise.
  • Michalek's lack of production continues to disappoint. He really misses Spezza for than anyone.
  • Speaking of Spezza, he was at SBP tonight, taking the game in from the press box.
  • Lundin had a decent game tonight I thought.
  • Methot had one of his worst games as a Sen. Wasn't horrible, just not his usual solid game.
With 42 saves and the shutout win, Craig Anderson wins the night

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