That’s what happens when your top centre, top defenseman, and top goalie are out of the game—you lose. In this case the Sens lost mightily to the Bolts. After an inspiring win in Sunrise Ottawa was found napping all night long and Tampa took advantage of that. There are still things Clouston needs to work on, but it simply is not the time to panic. When reading some of the blogs out there, I can’t believe so many fans are becoming pessimists now. A lucky loss to Nashville, and blown MINUTE to the Bruins, and a loss to Tampa where as stated above, out top players were out. This team is still on track to make September a winning month and I know October will be the same.
Just to throw something out there, I never want to criticize CC, but why Campoli-Phillips. Campoli was caughtt all night on the first pairing and on the second PK, something he wasn’t acquired for. Phillips suffered from this and boom bam the night goes awful. Phillips showed sparks with Lee last year and Ottawa should try that out…By the way, who’s with me that the Sens should have one WHOLE practice on the shootout. They need to get better at it, the players need to learn how to shift the goalie from one side to the other, something NO ONE on our team can do…And finally, can people stop shitting on Alexandre Picard? He had one atrocious game against Nashville and now all of sudden he’s on the same level with the Taliban. Give him a rest guys. Fopr the money he makes and the expectations laid out on him he’s doing well so far.
So, on to Atlanta for a matinee on CBC. I fully expect a win, especially since Kovalchuk is out with an injury. Spezza is doubtful while Leclaire will likely start. Cross your fingers.