Its tough to write a recap of a game that you didn’t see, but there was no feed available for this game, and with the radio broadcast team definitely not in mid-season focus, I will give it my best shot.
Nathan Lawson stopped all 18 shots he faced through 40 minutes, while Buddy Robinson scored for the second night in a row to help the Senators down the Flames 4-2 in a neutral site game played in Saskatoon.
Newcomer Clarke MacArthur scored, and afterward was disappointed he didn’t have 2 or 3, so that is an encouraging sign, and he also indicated his appreciation for the way Kyle Turris plays and looks for the open man. Other goals were scored by Mark Borowiecki and Cory Conacher.
It was a rough and tumble affair, with Michael Sdao having to answer the bell twice for a hit on David Jones. First, Matt Stajan stepped in and fought Sdao, and then early in the second he was forced to step up in weight class and square off with former Senators tough guy Brian MacGratton, which the Senator decidedly lost.
The big question was how Mike Hoffman would fit in with Turris and MacArthur, and it is tough to tell how exactly how he did. Hoffman did assist on Borowiecki’s goal.
Andrew Hammond, who is expected to back up Lawson in Binghamton, allowed 2 goals on 8 shots in taking over for the third period as the Flames didn’t give up.
The Senators will return home with an extra body as Jared Cowen joined the team fresh off his newly signed contract, and will begin to practice with the team ahead of Thursday’s home game with the Toronto Maple Leafs.