The Ottawa Senators ran out 5-1 winners in a dominant performance last night against the Florida Panthers. It was the Senators first victory following a victory since December 26, which also was the last time the Senators won at home. A lot of the credit for the improved play will go to Craig Anderson, but I give just as much credit to Jason Spezza. The Senators are also now 3-1-1 in their last five games.
Another notable fact was that the Senators won despite (because?) playing 7 AHL players last night. Also, Colorado lost 5-1 to Edmonton in Brian Elliott's debut. THANK YOU COLORADO!
Here are today's links:
- Game recap. (Sun, Citizen)
- Stats from last night via NHL.com (Boxscore, Game summary, Event Summary, Faceoff Report, Play by Play, Ice time and shifts, Shot summary)
Big Sens News
- The Sens picked up Marek Svatos off waivers today. (Silver Seven)
- After that, they traded Alex Kovalev to the Penguins for a conditional 2011 pick. (Silver Seven)
More after the jump.
General Sens News
- Brian Lee got angry and started playing better and looks to be a great bargain for next year. Meanwhile, Jesse Winchester is a very, very strange man. (Sun)
- Wayne Scanlan looks at five decisions he wishes the Senators could take back. (Citizen)
- Some more information on the Chris Phillips saga. I think everyone that reads this blog knows I want him gone. (Citizen)
- The Binghamton Senators won 4-1 last night but allowed 48 shots. Their coach felt that was the home scorers trying to pad Barry Brust's stats and even got into a discussion with the officials about the shot count. Ha! Funny Kurt! (pressconnects.com)
- Craig Anderson did not practice today. The two goalies were
RobinKing Lehner and JasonMatt Spezza. (Ian Mendes)