After watching the game, I was pretty much flabbergasted. My buddy and I were talking before the game how the Sens hadn’t been shutout at all this season. Well, it looks like we jinxed them. So many pucks were thrown at the net and the Sens did have good chances to get the lead in the 1st and 2nd period. After that, everything collapsed, and we came out to play the 3rd like a bunch of chickens.
I am going to directly blame fault to Filip Kuba for the 1st goal. First, how could you pass the puck to a player who is being covered by two Bruins? why not just send it forward where Chris Campoli could have taken it into the Boston zone, or pass back to Erik Karlsson who was all freed up because of the double coverage. I’ve really never tried to blame Kuba because he’s a good option on the PP, but tonight was one of those nights where not even banging your head on the computer would help.
The 2nd goal was a results of two things. First, Chris Kelly was way too aggressive on Zdeno Chara, which allowed Marc Savard to be wide open. Second, Alexandre Picard could not catch up to Marco Sturm. Sturm has been lights out since returning from injury and his speed must be something to be thankful for if you’re a Bruins fan.
The Sens now embark on a two-game road trip. Their first stop, Pittsburgh. The last time these two teams met, Ottawa pounded their rivals 6-2. The season series is now at 1-1. Chris Neil is 100% to be back tomorrow while Pascal Leclaire’s status is still unknown. One thing for sure though, we need him back and we need him now.