Ottawa 2, Dallas 3

The Senators lost in the closing minutes tonight in a game they deserved to lose.  Despite a good opening period the Sens were dominated in the second and continued to give up grade A scoring chances in the third.  For the box score go here link.  It was not a great night for the officials (Greg Kimmerly and Dennis LaRue), but the Sens were in position to win despite that and the way they played.  A look at the goals:
1. Condra (Cowen)
Cowen creates the turnover and Condra beats Raycroft short side
2. Dallas, Ott (pp)
Phillips gets another own-goal as he deflects the point shot in
3. Michalek (Alfredsson, Foligno)
Bats down a big rebound from Raycroft and scores short side
4. Dallas, Dvorak
Rundblad leaves the front of the net to double up Ribeiro and no one covers, leaving Dvorak open for a deflection
5. Dallas, Nystrom
either own-goals it or screens Anderson on a simple shot from a bad angle

Jared Cowen – was +2, picked up an assist, and was strong defensively
David Rundblad – made a mistake on the second goal, but otherwise was strong in all zones
Craig Anderson – would like the winning goal back, but made a number of great saves to keep the team in the game

Players who struggled:
Chris Phillips – while he wound up even in plus/minus he was directly responsible for two goals against
Jason Spezza – too many poor decisions in the offensive zone


  1. […] no love from the officiating crews (Greg Kimmerly and Brian Pochmara–we remember Kimmerly very well from his past performances) and unfortunately they affected the outcome of the game with a bad […]

  2. […] game as officials Dennis LaRue and Paul Devorski did not put them a man down the entire game (LaRue has had issues before with Ottawa).  Here’s the boxscore.  Sergei Gonchar was hurt late in […]

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