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A Point-ed Result (Game 1: @ Detroit Red Wings)

To those who are unaware as to what this is, I have replaced all members of the Ottawa Senators in NHL 12 with different Sens Bloggers. I will be playing an entire season and I thought to share the first game of the season here on Silver Seven Sens. For future updates, consult my twitter account, which is identical to my username on here.

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*Eric "Bonks Mullet" Doty celebrates like a little child after scoring his first NHL goal*

It looked to be a banner day for the new Ottawa Senators, but it quickly turned into a night filled with regret and sorrow, just like every time I go out and interact with human beings. The plucky little bloggers played their little hearts out but it just wasn’t enough to overcome the infinitely more experienced Detroit Red Wings.

Initially, the team looked quite organised. The first line was able to maintain possession of the puck and major offensive zone time. Their pressure was finally rewarded as Eric "Bonks Mullet" Doty was sprung from the defense. A sharp wrister from the outside of the left circle beat Jimmy Howard high blocker side for the first goal of the season and his career. Following this, he did the only thing a mature 21 year old could do to celebrate his first NHL goal, he rode his stick like a pony while waving his fist in the air like one of them Jersey Shore characters.

The joy for the Senators would be short lived as noted Party-Pooper Henrik Zetterberg wired a slapshot above the glove of goaltender Sens Nation. When asked about the goal after the game, the Sens netminder told reporters that they could get the answer they were looking for on his next podcast by being sure to use the hashtag Tweetbag on twitter. The first period would see a happy ending for the scrappy little Sens as James Gordon would wire home a shot from the point on a 5-on-3 powerplay. A faint cry of "Screw you Garrioch" could be heard as the goal light went on.

The second period started out all fine and dandy for the Senators as Peter MacKay Defense Minister was able to sneak a backhander behind Jimmy Howard, effectively ending the 4th line centre’s run at capturing the Bill Muckalt trophy. However, the rest of the period did not pan out how the Sens would’ve hoped. Constantly forced into their own zone, audible complaints from the three Sens fans that were able to make it to the Joe unscathed could be heard. This all culminated in a late 2nd period goal from good ole Newfy boy Daniel Cleary.

The third period saw the Sens maintain the same type of zone pressure that they had in the first period for the first tiny bit of the game. This would all be for not as midway through the period; a mishandling of the puck from goaltender Sens Nation would see Justin Abdelkader, who had been tossed around like a football for the majority of the game, pot home the 3rd goal of the night for the Red Wings. Both teams would hold on until overtime where Johan Franzen slowly made his way up the ice, coasted past defenseman Travis Yost, who anticipated actual speed from "The Mule", and fed Pavel Datsyuk for the overtime winner.

- Patrick "ColdHardNeckar" Gibson

Postgame Comments:

Assistant Coach Fen Wick

"It was a real close game out there tonight. We played the percentages on most of our chances and even though we had more opportunities, we fell short of the bar that we set."

Brandon Brochenski, 2nd Line winger

"We Started Alright

Sadly Datsyuk Scored a Goal

Thank you, Bettman Point"

Bonks Mullet, 1st Line Winger

"It felt good to score a goal tonight. Proving that you belong with the rest of the NHL is a big deal to me. And to answer your other question, no, I don’t plan on growing a Mullet."

Ottawa Senators at Detroit Red Wings
Oct 7, 2011 1 2 3 OT F
OTT (0-0-0) 2 1 0 0 3
DET (0-0-0) 1 1 1 1 4
Three Stars
Henrik Zetterberg
1 Goal, 1 Assist
Pavel Datsyuk
1 Goal
Johan Franzen
1 Assist
Team Stats Comparison
OTT DET
Shots on Goal 37 27
Hits 21 18
Faceoffs Won-Lost 15 26
Penalty Minutes 4 8
Power Plays Converted 1 0
Power Play Opportunities 4 1
Time on Attack 6:37 4:54
Scoring Summary
FIRST PERIOD
OTT Bonks Mullet (1), (Ryan Classic, Kevin Lee), 8:30
DET Henrik Zetterberg (1), (Nicklas Lidstrom) 13:36
OTT James Gordon (1), (Sens Chirp, Graeme Nichols) 15:04
SECOND PERIOD
OTT Defense Minister (1), (WTYKY James, Kevin Lee) 12:14
DET Daniel Cleary (1), (Jiri Hudler, Henrik Zetterberg) 18:17
THIRD PERIOD
DET Justin Abdelkader (1), (Patrick Eaves, Valteri Filppula) 8:17
OVERTIME
DET Pavel Datsyuk (1), (Johan Franzen, Nicklas Kronwall) 2:13
Ottawa Senators - Goalies
GOALIES SHOTS SAVES SV % GAA
Sens Nation 27 23 85% 3.86
Ottawa Senators - Skaters
SKATERS TOI G A +/- SOG PIM
Sens Adnan 18:15 0 0 0 2 0:00
Brandon Brochenski 15:51 0 0 -1 2 0:00
Spencer Callaghan 6:22 0 0 1 0 0:00
Sens Chirp 21:25 0 1 -1 3 0:00
Ryan Classic 21:37 0 1 1 3 0:00
James Gordon 24:23 1 0 -2 4 0:00
Jo Innes 18:39 0 0 -1 4 0:00
WTYKY James 6:33 0 1 1 0 0:00
Kevin Lee 21:44 0 2 1 1 0:00
Chris Lund 15:54 0 0 -2 3 0:00
Defense Minister 6:36 1 0 1 1 0:00
Bonks Mullet 19:45 1 0 1 4 2:00
Graeme Nichols 23:27 0 1 -1 3 0:00
SCU Pan 16:36 0 0 -1 1 0:00
Luke Peristy 14:58 0 0 -1 0 0:00
WhamCity Scott 16:15 0 0 -1 6 0:00
Chet Sellers 15:04 0 0 -1 0 0:00
Travis Yost 21:28 0 0 -3 0 2:00



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