So we’ve approached the main reasons as to why Ottawa defeated their Ontario rivals last night. Two polar opposite systems clashing for the final time of the year (or maybe not). If you support either team and aren’t praying for a playoff series, then you must reassess your fundamental values.
A full-strength Toronto against Ottawa in a playoff series would be make fantastic viewing. If we are being honest, neither team will hoist the cup this year. Pittsburgh and Washington are miles ahead of the two sides. Reigniting this rivalry would be healthy for both sides.
At times it was a very even game. Both goaltenders showing signs of weakness and mistake. Ottawa’s defense trumping Toronto’s which in the end was the deciding factor.