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