-The Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch looks at last night’s game (link), with Paul MacLean saying “Against any team, you have to be ready at the start of the game and by the first timeout it was 4-1. The game was lost in the first five minutes, by not being prepared to play. We didn’t show up tonight. No excuse.” I also learned from the article that I apparently missed a second goal that bounced in off Chris Phillips.
-Garrioch above and Postmedia News (picked up by The Ottawa Citizen, link) quote Nick Foligno calling Sidney Crosby a hypocrite for his blatant elbow to the head last night, Foligno saying “I look up and see it’s him [Crosby], so you’re not going to do anything, then he elbows me in the head. I got a little frustrated he would do something like that. I told him, it is something he preached all summer, that we should limit that, and then he goes and does it. I was a little disappointed.” This behaviour from Crosby is nothing new for anyone who has watched him over his career. He yaps, he runs guys, he’s a dirty player and I don’t think the concussion has changed his style of play.
-The Toronto Sun‘s Mike Zeisberger gives his NHL power rankings (link), placing Ottawa 22nd.
-Joy Lindsay’s post-game article is here link, where among other things she reports “Captain Mark Parrish tweaked his groin during Friday’s loss, and is unlikely to play Saturday. Alternate captains Tim Conboy (knee) and Jim O’Brien (foot) suffered injuries Thursday and are likely to miss the next few weeks. The B-Sens are now without defensemen Conboy, Josh Godfrey (groin) and forwards Parrish, O’Brien, Corey Locke (hand), Riley Armstrong (back) and Francis Lessard (undisclosed) due to injury. That leaves them without a single veteran in their lineup.”
-Joy also reports that Louie Caporusso and Jack Downing have been recalled