Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sens Win In Non One Goal Game

The Sens played the first period the polar opposite of yesterday afternoon in Buffalo, coming out strong and dominating the Jets, ending the first with a 2-0 lead after goals from Latendresse and Silfverberg.  If you need some proof of how much the Sens took it to Winnipeg, look no farther than them outshooting the Jets 19-6 in the opening 20.

The Jets played a bit better in the 2nd, but it was more of an even type of game. Both teams actually seem to have plenty of jump for 2 teams that both played and had to travel last night. I guess that's what happens when both teams need the 2 points to keep their playoff spots in the standings. It remained 2-0 Ottawa after 2.

Winnipeg got back into the game just 3:26 into the 3rd when Bogosian riffled a bullet from the point to beat Lehner and cut Ottawa's lead to 1. After the goal, the Jets were all over the Sens for a few minutes but that soon passed once Turris scored to make it 3-1. Just a minute fifteen later Jakob Silfverberg added his 2nd of the game to make it 4-1, which would end up being the final score. Robin Lehner made a couple of spectacular saves to end the game and get a much deserved win. He made 25 saves in the W.

The win makes it 4 games in a row where the Sens have collected at least a point and their 2nd win in a row. The 4-1 margin of victory broke their 11 game streak of games being decided by a goal, one off the NHL record. The Sens are in Long Island Tuesday.

Here's a look at the St Paddy's Day jerseys the players wore in warmups in case you missed it

Other thoughts from the game:
  • Gonchar extended his point streak to 7 games. Impressive for a defenceman and oh ya he lead the team in TOI with 25:27. Did I mention he's 38 and almost 39?
  • Speaking of vets, Alfie had 2 helpers and had a ton of jump to his game. he's been great as of late.
  • Lehner made a few spectacular saves but took a hit to the head from Big Biff and apparently didn't remember it. Yikes!
  • Odd that with 4 goals, no one on Ottawa was more than a +1 today.
  • The Senators, who have the 2nd ranked PK in the NHL killed off all 3 penalties they took this afternoon.
  • Turris' hot streak continued with another lovely goal today. 
  • Latendresse scored his 2nd in 4 games.
  • No surprise here but newly acquired tough guy Matt Kassian played the least at just 6:43. Everyone else played at least 10:55
With 2 goals today, Jakob Silfverberg wins the afternoon

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