Ottawa 3, Toronto 2

The Sens handed the Leafs a 2-0 lead, but were able to come back and earn a regulation victory to continue Toronto’s slide.  The game wasn’t a Picasso, but had a lot more energy (and entertainment value) than last night’s debacle.  The Sens held the advantage in physical play, but still need to work on their defensive coverage.  Click here for the box score.  A look at the goals:
1. Toronto, Lombardi
Phillips tips the shot through Anderson’s 5-hole
2. Toronto, Lupul
Cowen turns the puck over at the blueline and Lupul finishes off the ensuing 2-on-1
3. Alfredsson (Michalek, Turris)
On a delayed penalty call Alfredsson scores on the backhand with Reimer out of position
4. Spezza (Daugavins, Kuba)
Cleans up the garbage off Daugavins’ deflection
5. Turris (Alfredsson, Cowen)
Beats Reimer top-shelf short-side

Top-performers:
Craig Anderson – he was excellent
Erik Karlsson – didn’t pick up a point but was the best defenseman in all three zones
Kyle Turris – his game winning goal was the icing on a solid night

Players Who Struggled:
Chris Neil – was noticeable only for a dumb penalty and a couple of turnovers
Jared Cowen – lead the team in turnovers, one of which lead to Toronto’s second goal

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4 Comments

  1. Replay had the first goal clearly being tipped. I just cant see any reason to blame Anderson on that one.

    • I just watched it again and you are absolutely right–I’m adjusting the post accordingly.

      • Any thoughts on Phaneuf tonight? Sens seemed to carry the play after the fight.

      • I think their overall physical play helped, but I didn’t get the sense the fight itself was a turning point.


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